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How To: NFS using Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX
06-13-2008, 05:13 AM
Post: #46
Re: no NFS sharing tab
pastimer Wrote:Hi,

I could follow the instruction at the beginning of this thread.

Until i come to:

Enable NFS sharing:
- open a Windows Explorer and browse to the folder to share
- right click on the folder and select "Properties"
- there will be a new "NFS Sharing" tab, select the tab


I dont have this.

In windows for unix services NFS is defined. I have group amd user entries (guest - root).

What could be wrong? I dont think NFS is running. I dont see it in services. I have no firewall active.

Regards, Eppo

It sounds like you don't have NFS server (Server for NFS, is how it shows in Services) running in services. If you go into Services and attempt to start it and get something like Error 1080 and it doesn't start, you may have another similar NFS server app, such as HaneWin installed aside it. Uninstall this. Then you'll need to start NFS Server as well as the User Name Mapping server. Both of these will be unstartable, due to the conflict of portmapper dependencies with the other NFS server app. Once the other app is removed, they should start ok. Once you get the Server for NFS started, you should be able to see the NFS Sharing tab in Properties. If that doesn't fix it, then insert shoulder shrug here.
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06-13-2008, 06:58 AM
Post: #47
 
It's also possible that you installed the NFS Client but not the NFS Server components in the installer. I made this mistake the first time I ran the installation - you need to manually expand the "NFS" item and make sure everything within it is selected to be installed.
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06-13-2008, 03:42 PM
Post: #48
 
TheMayor Wrote:It's also possible that you installed the NFS Client but not the NFS Server components in the installer. I made this mistake the first time I ran the installation - you need to manually expand the "NFS" item and make sure everything within it is selected to be installed.

Good call. If you don't have "Server for NFS" in your Services list, that is most likely the case.
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06-16-2008, 02:17 PM
Post: #49
 
I've some small problem with hanewin : it doesn't recognize folders or files with accentuated letters, like é or à ...
Is someone can test on his hanewin to check if it is the same or if it'a a problem with Vista or my pc.
In smb the files are correctly seen, but in NFS my PCH doesn't see these files or folders.

Thanks in advance !!

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06-24-2008, 07:06 PM
Post: #50
 
My WinXP PC had previous installation of SFU, but was uninstalled. Some files are left over in /SFU.

When I reinstall SFU, it won't install into /SFU directory, because Windows could not delete files in /SFU. It asks for installing into different directory.

After changing to /MWSF directory, SFU still failed to install.

How do I clean up /SFU directory? I could not delete it.
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07-01-2008, 07:16 PM
Post: #51
 
Quote:I installed Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX exactly as indicated in the first post (I'm using XP Pro). I also created the NFS shared folder with no problem. And I added the path to my "Network Share" on PCH (nfs://192.168.1.x:/Share)

In the main menu, I can select the Network Share and it brings me to the page with the 4 icons (Video, Audio, Photo, and whatever the last one is..).

However, when I click on either one of them, I get this message : "Request cannot be processed. Press return key to return to your previous screen."

I have the same problem.
Any solution?
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07-05-2008, 10:09 PM
Post: #52
 
Great post. Worked perfect on my Win XP.
Thanx! Big Grin
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07-06-2008, 05:56 PM
Post: #53
 
hi just tried this...when i click on 'show user maps' i get the following error...'Unable to access username mapping server. No maps could be obtained'...what do i do?

btw - i am trying this on xp home

thanks!

Update - everythings working now! cheers
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07-07-2008, 01:00 PM
Post: #54
 
10dulkar Wrote:hi just tried this...when i click on 'show user maps' i get the following error...'Unable to access username mapping server. No maps could be obtained'...what do i do?

btw - i am trying this on xp home

thanks!

Update - everythings working now! cheers


How did you fix this problem? I am getting the same error on XP Pro with service pack 3. I had it working on XP with SP2 but after reinstalling XP and applying SP3 I get the above stated error. Does SP3 have anything to do with it?

Thanks
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07-07-2008, 03:18 PM
Post: #55
 
Here is a question. Not sure if many people here use an actual fbsd or linux box but I do for my fileserver. NFS works great for speed but ph doesn't allow you to add a new user and set a uid/gid which is how nfs reads the server's perms. It almost seems like it is trying to connect to my fileserver as root which just does not seem to be the secure thing to do.

Is there a way to add a user on the ph and set a uid and is it also possible to add a group to it and set a gid? Using nfs as root is just not cool. If this feature is not in the current firmware can someone PLEASE add it? I think I will set up telnetd on it later and see if it could be possible.

Or... does ph use a different kind of username that it uses for nfs? In your article you only have root in your passwd and group files. If this is the case then nfs on the ph is not practical. Sure you can do this if your lan is extremely secure but that is still a security risk nonetheless.

Thank for any help you can give me.
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07-07-2008, 06:07 PM
Post: #56
 
kommong Wrote:
10dulkar Wrote:hi just tried this...when i click on 'show user maps' i get the following error...'Unable to access username mapping server. No maps could be obtained'...what do i do?

btw - i am trying this on xp home

thanks!

Update - everythings working now! cheers


How did you fix this problem? I am getting the same error on XP Pro with service pack 3. I had it working on XP with SP2 but after reinstalling XP and applying SP3 I get the above stated error. Does SP3 have anything to do with it?

Thanks

actually - i didnt do anything...just restarted the computer and it all worked. strange!
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07-08-2008, 01:44 AM
Post: #57
 
10dulkar Wrote:[quote="kommong"][quote="10dulkar"]actually - i didnt do anything...just restarted the computer and it all worked. strange!

It didn't work for me on windows XP even after reboot. I get the same error message 'Unable to access username mapping server. No maps could be obtained'

Any solution, anybody ?
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07-10-2008, 05:18 PM
Post: #58
 
btw - is there any other solution? i know that the hanewin nfs server works well but its not free...

is there anything else out there?
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07-11-2008, 04:34 PM
Post: #59
 
I see following error in system log.
"The Portmap service failed to start due to the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning. "
Could this be sp3 or .net problem.

kommong Wrote:
10dulkar Wrote:[quote="kommong"][quote="10dulkar"]actually - i didnt do anything...just restarted the computer and it all worked. strange!

It didn't work for me on windows XP even after reboot. I get the same error message 'Unable to access username mapping server. No maps could be obtained'

Any solution, anybody ?
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07-11-2008, 06:11 PM
Post: #60
 
Never mind. Somehow I had the haneWin NFS server installed. It is okay once I uninstalled haneWin.

kommong Wrote:I see following error in system log.
"The Portmap service failed to start due to the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning. "
Could this be sp3 or .net problem.
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