[CentOS] NFS mounts group name shows as nobody

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 11:40:26 EDT 2012


On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 6:37 AM, Ryan Palamara
<Ryan.Palamara at zaisgroup.com> wrote:
> I am trying to find out why my group names are showing as nobody. I have a CentOS 6 system that is acting as a NFS server. I have some older fedora clients where the group name shows up fine, but newer CentOS 6 clients have the group name for NFS mounts show up as "nobody". The username shows up fine but the group name shows up as "nobody".

This is a know issue (or a feature) with nfs4.

https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-49407

Or some page that is more accessible:

http://serverfault.com/questions/98741/files-mounted-over-nfsv4-are-owned-by-4294967294-uids-and-gids-match

In short, "If the NFSv4 client and server domain names do not match,
all the usernames will show up as nobody."

Akemi


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