Adding a machine to the NFS server

Once you’ve added something to the LDAP server, here is how to add it to the NFS server


Start by installing the modules.

apt-get install nfs-common

edit /etc/default/nfs-common like so:


add these three lines to /etc/idmapd.conf

Method = nsswitch

Restart idmapd so that it is uptodate

service idmapd restart

Make a directory, eg. /home2, for the new data, and add a line like this to /etc/fstab /home2 nfs4 _netdev,auto 0 0

mount everything:

mount -a

If the groups or usernames appear as nobody.nobody you need to invalidate the group and usernames in the name caching service daemon

nscd -i group
nscd -i passwd

and then update them again:

nss_updatedb ldap