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Date:      Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:24:12 -0500
From:      Joe Auty <>
Subject:   Migrating from NFSv3 to v4 - NFSv4 ACL/permission confusion
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This is possibly a more fundamental non-FreeBSD specific set of
questions, but ultimately this is relevant to usage on FreeBSD, so...

I'm fairly certain that NFSv4 is supported under Solaris 10/ZFS and
FreeBSD/ZFS via the standard "share" binary or the sharenfs ZFS
property, right?

In mounting an NFS share on my FreeBSD test machine via the following:

mount -t nfs -o rw,nfsv4 ipaddress:/share /path/to/share/directory

I'm unable to change the permissions of any of these files via a
standard chmod on the client (FreeBSD) side. What are NFSv4 ACLs, and is
this in any way relevant to my problem here? Do ACLs need to be set in
order to use a volume like I can an NFSv3 volume, which works just fine
for me?

Or, if you wish to address this question in a different way: what do I
have to do to get a volume I can mount as an NFSv3 volume and work on
without any problems to work as an NFSv4 volume? I'm using FBSD 8.1 on
this test box.

Joe Auty, NetMusician
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