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Re: NIS/NFS/Squeeze - All files have "4294967294" for GID and UID on NFS-mounted files/directories

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM, Joseph Lenox <lordofhyphens@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm running a series of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" clients on my network (in the
> process of upgrading from lenny) that mount NFS from a Solaris 10 (x86) box
> through autofs (5.0.4-3.2 amd64). They all do their authentication through
> NIS (which is also being served by the same box). Another Solaris 10 (sparc)
> machine is the DNS server for our domain. Unfortunately, the NIS domain and
> the DNS domain are not the same.
> Every file is being listed as belonging to UID/GID 4294967294, which I see
> from Google appears to be a variant of "nobody".
> I had had this issue with the few Solaris 10 clients we had, but rearranging
> the "hosts" entry in those machines' nsswitch.conf to "files dns nis" solved
> the issue. This solution does not work for the Debian 6.0 systems. I can log
> in to the 6.0 machines with NIS.
> I also have Debian 5.0.4 (Lenny) systems on the network, which have autofs5
> (5.0.3-3 amd64) installed, which do not show the problem.
> Mounting the nfs share by hand shows the same symptoms.
> Both machines have identical entries in /etc/resolv.conf  (just changed the
> identifying marks), and have the NIS/NFS server in their /etc/hosts.
> I've gone over these settings for hours now, and can't determine what's
> going on exactly. According to what I've read, "nobody" is being set because
> some nfs daemon can't match user ids between the two systems. All of the
> systems are authenticating on the SAME NIS system.

Squeeze must be defaulting to nfsv4.

Make sure that "NFSMAPID_DOMAIN" in "/etc/default/nfs" on the Solaris
box matches "Domain" in "/etc/idmapd.conf" on the Squeeze boxes.

If "NFSMAPID_DOMAIN" isn't set, you should be able to get it from "cat

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