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10.3: NFS-located home folders may cause locking problems
Authored by: rmitch on Nov 04, '03 11:50:18PM

We are having another, possibly related, problem...

After installing 10.3 we can no longer login to accounts with home directories on an NFS mounted partition. In our case all our home directories are located on a Network Appliance F840. When we try to login we get the spinning beach ball for a few seconds then we get an error message that says something like "you are not allowed to login because your home directory is located on an afs or smb share". It is not, it is located on an NFS share. We then get the login window once again.

If we login to an account with the home directory on the local hard drive, all is well, and in fact the Netapp NFS partition shows up, and we can navigate to it etc. We setup netinfo under 10.2 to specify that certain network accounts have home directories located on an NFS partition.

I have tried turning off posix locking as suggested in this hint, but that did not fix this problem.

Any help appreciated.

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10.3: NFS-located home folders may cause locking problems
Authored by: alblue on Nov 26, '03 07:00:31PM

The solution to this problem can be easily achieved by editing the /etc/hostconfig file. Simply find the line that says:


and change it to


Then restart the computer, and it will not attempt to lock files.

I have also found other unrelated problems with NFS if the client computer cannot resolve the group/uid on the client computers.

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