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Date:      Fri, 13 Oct 1995 09:58:00 +0100 (MET)
From:      Christoph Kukulies <>
To: (David Hedley)
Subject:   Re: PCNFS
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <10762.813496533@danno> from "David Hedley" at Oct 12, 95 12:15:33 pm

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> Has anybody managed to get a PC running PCNFS (5.x) to mount a directory on
> a FreeBSD host using the standard nfsd/mountd combination? I can't get it
> to work at all. In the end I have resorted to compiling the user-space nfs
> server code that Linux uses and this seems to work OK (although directories
> with more than 20 files seem to screw it up badly).
> I'm pretty sure it isn't a permissions problem as I don't have to tell the
> user-space nfsd/mountd to allow accesses from unprivileged port or mounts
> from non-root clients.
> Can someone verify that it does actually work? I have checked the mail
> archives via the Web but I couldn't find a definition answer.
> David
> p.s. I am running FreeBSD 2.1 SNAP from a couple of weeks ago.

I believe you gotta use mountd -n on the FreeBSD side.
I connected a PC under DOS/Windows 3.11 recently to a FreeBSD box
using a shareware NFS client (XFS32 - obtainable from and I had to run mountd -n
otherwise I had authentication problems. I also installed
pcnfsd from the ports dir.

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--Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies

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