mounting NFS shares

Scott J. Henson scotth at
Sat Jan 7 00:22:31 UTC 2006

Colin Brace wrote:

> Ok, I changed the UID and GID for my account on the Ubuntu box to 500, 
> which was a PITA, but NFS now works using mount on the command line.

Sorry to tell you this now, but you didn't have to do that.  You could 
have used ugidd. 
Description: NFS UID mapping daemon
 This package contains the UID mapping daemon (rpc.ugidd) which is used on
 NFS clients to do UID/GID mapping.

> According to the man page for mount, there are paramters one can 
> supply to set the UID and GID but I couldn't get this to work.
> In any case, I'd like to set up these shares to mount automatically, 
> but since I am doing so on a laptop, which may not always be connected 
> to the LAN, it would be nice to use autofs, so if anyone has any 
> suggestions...

Don't use autofs on a machine that may lose contact with the nfs 
server.  Youll kick yourself for it later.  Well thats my personal 
opinion anyway(Ive been using autofs for a long time now and I only 
tolerate it because its the only program that will do what I want).

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