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Enabling an NFS client to edit configuration files

For an NFS client to edit configuration files, the client must be authorized to access the root file system.

About this task

If the NFS client was specified as the administration host during setup or added as an administration host after setup was completed, it is already authorized to access the root file system.

The following steps to authorize access to the root file system are intended for an NFS client that is not specified as an administration host.

Steps

  1. Mount the storage system root volume on the administration host.
  2. From the administration host, edit the /etc/exports file on the root volume to grant root permission to the client.
  3. Use the storage system console, a Telnet client, or the rsh command to issue the following command to the storage system:
    exportfs
  4. Mount the storage system root volume on the client.
  5. From the client, use a text editor to edit the files in the /etc directory.