On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com> wrote: > I next go to one of the clients and "cat" the file, and then do another "ls > -al". Now the server and this client agree on the file attributes, but not > on the second client which shows the original wrong result still. So now I > think it's a client caching problem. > > Can anyone explain the above situation and perhaps some settings that will > resolve this without requiring the nfs client to open the file in some way > before it gets the proper file attributes? Try explicitly adding "noac" (no attribute caching) to the mount definition in /etc/fstab. If you're doing this as an autofs mount, it goes in /etc/auto.* somewhere, with a slightly different syntax.