Comments on: The Network Domain Official blog of Red Sweater Software Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:11:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: chris price Sun, 20 May 2007 03:08:25 +0000 NFS requires unique user ids as is what that damn name UID
means. So the first system admin task is to ensure uniqueness
whatever that entails possibly netinfo shared domain?

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By: kfupm Mon, 19 Feb 2007 08:28:29 +0000 Thanks, for detailed explaination.

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By: VRic Sat, 29 Apr 2006 08:41:50 +0000 What about SharePoints AutoMounter?

From the page below: “SharePoints AutoMounter is an application that makes it easy to add and delete auto mounts in the /Network directory.”

By: Priit Mon, 17 Apr 2006 08:23:36 +0000 There’s is a chance I scremed too early :-) Some preliminary and strange problems accured today :-( More specific later…

By: Priit Sun, 16 Apr 2006 17:10:02 +0000 Yes,
first, I did set all our network computer names in SDSL router’s DNS section, so i’m not using bonjour’s .local names and i have set my DNS domain from deafult “lan” to “” (well not actually “domain” :-) )

vfstype url
dir /Network/Share
opts url==afp://

and then that kill and you have link Share under Network. Before writing this, I did set up things on my laptop to and as I’m not at work, so all I have is just dummy link under Network. Click does nothing. Splendid :-)

PS! Do set some username/password on afp share, although I have free guest access, I never got those afp:// links to work without creditentials. Maybe I did miss something….

By: Daniel Jalkut Sun, 16 Apr 2006 14:52:25 +0000 Thanks, Priit. I just have to learn the magic combination of automount flags to get AFP to work correctly. Any advice?

By: Priit Sun, 16 Apr 2006 11:06:01 +0000 Well, speaking about my experience, this nfs thing is really-really bad idea. It does not fail gracefully at all. I did setup one nfs and one afp automount and both work as expected (btw, static mounts), until network disappears. As I have some laptops here too, I tested the setup by pulling network cord out. The result is that those nfs mounts froze my Finder for a 5 minute and gave me a dialog box to choose: try reconnect or disconnect. Try reconnect means another 5 minutes of frozen Finder, so i pressed disconnect. Afp mount meanwhile just informed that server is gone, press ok. Allright, time to reconnect network cord. Afp mount connects momentarily, after I click network/sharename, but not nfs – “The alias Library could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found”. And this is permanent, until I kill that automount in terminal. In the end it is just stupid to advise your stuff, that they must restart to use nfs shares again if for example, server disappears and you did press disconnect to get Finder back….

So my advice – stay away from nfs, use afp instead, works like a dream.

By: leeg Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:45:38 +0000 The main problem with NFS is the ‘uid clash’ issue, especially as every user is likely to be UID 501 before you set this up :-). However, you *can* use kerberized NFS (never tried it, certainly wouldn’t be straightforward under client OS X), or you could just specify that the mount be read-only, so that it can only be modified on the server box. Add the value “ro” to the options property, IIRC.