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Why can't I open DMG files which reside on a read-only NFS filesystem?

I've discovered a strange problem... if I have disk image files (DMGs) which reside on a read-only NFS share, I cannot open these in Mac OS X 10.7.5. The same files open fine when accessed over AFP. ...
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How can I stop OS X from automatically connecting to an NFS server on startup?

I upgraded to Lion today, but was having the same problem on Snow Leopard. When I start up my Mac and login, it automatically connects to an NFS server. I know this because I see the server in Finder ...
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How to automatically mount NFS shares on OS X

I have a NFS server set up on my local LAN running on Arch Linux that I can connect to using OS X Mavericks by issuing the following command in the terminal: mount -t nfs -o resvport ...
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Mount Linux NFS share on Mountain Lion 10.8.5

I am new to using Apple as main OS. I am used to fstab in Linux to keep the mounts for nfs. When I use Go to in Finder to mount nfs://serveripaddress/home/shared I get a permissions error. The below ...
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How to auto mount NFS shares on Mavericks?

I need to mount at boot time the equivalent of the line command : sudo mount -o rw,bg,hard,resvport,intr,noac,nfc,tcp mymachine:/var/logs /Volumes/logs …and I have no idea about how to do it on ...
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Why does mounting an nfs share from linux require the use of a privileged port?

I export a directory on a linux box and I can mount it from another linux box using # mount -t nfs kurush:/media/lynk /mnt/kurush/ The same command fails on Mac OS X: $ sudo mount -t nfs ...
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No exportfs CLI on OS X

On Linux, there is exportfs CLI tool which can be used to export NFSs without modifying /etc/exports file. However, I can't find it on OS X 10.8. Why is it missing? Is there any way to install it or ...
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Using NFS between OSX and Ubuntu with mis-matched uids

I have a fileserver running Ubuntu 10.04 I'd like to access via NFS from my Mac running 10.6.8. Problem is, while the usernames are the same, the uids are different. Googling suggests that the past ...
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Set Default NFS v4 when connecting from Mac OS X Lion

I have installed an NFS File Server on Ubuntu 11.10, and that is working well. I am only able to connect to the NFS server from my Mac with this command: mount -t nfs -o vers=4 10.0.10.26:/srv ...
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How can I connect to NFS from finder?

When I'm reading this guide it seems to be quite straightforward. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18705?viewlocale=en_US But I was expecting to be typing the ip address. I don't understand what they ...
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Finder shows stale directory listings from NFS server

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 Linux server sharing files via NFSv4. I mount the share on my MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.7.5. I have the NFS share set up to automount in Disk Utility with default mount ...
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how to store Time Machine backups on NFS and keep metadata?

There is a Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) desktop, it stores Time Machine backups on a separate partition. Also there is an Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) server with NFS daemon running, it exports a /BACKUP disk. This ...
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Mac Air OS X Mountain Lion - mounting NFS “dscl” freezes system permanently

I set out to execute the following steps on OS X Mountain Lion to mount an NFS share- create sudo dscl . -create /Mounts/foo sudo dscl . -create /Mounts/foo VFSLinkDir /Volumes/share sudo dscl . ...
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Confounded by permissions problem on NFS share

I'm setting up an NFS server (Ubuntu) to serve files to several Macs (10.7). The way it's set up, I can log in from any Linux client and read/write over NFS exactly as expected. (I've set up ACL ...
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Full guide on configuring NIS/NFS on OS X 10.7?

I am trying to setup OS X 10.7 Lion to work as an a NIS/NFS client but without too much success so far. Existing configuration that works on Ubuntu cat /etc/yp.conf domain uk.example.com server ...
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What is managing nfsd on OS X?

I have two questions regarding nfsd on OS X: What is managing the start/stop phase of this daemon? Launchd? It has an enable and disable mode, but I don't know what does this do. What is the default ...
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automount: Another automount is running

I'm trying to reload NFS mounts on my machine. What has worked in the past is: sudo dscl . delete Mounts/ exit sudo autmount -vc But now I get the error: automount: Another automount is running ...
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FreeNAS, OS X Yosemite and automount

I've got FreeNAS 9.3 server (HP Microserver N54L) and connecting to it via NFS from my multiple OS X systems (running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1). I've always had low performance over the network (1Gig ...
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Preserving mountpoint names in the Finder for NFS shares

I am mounting a number of NFS shares, with a Terminal command akin to this: sudo mount -t nfs -o soft,resvport,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=900,retrans=3,proto=tcp,nobrowse ...
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NFS mounts without automounter, which seems to grab everything

We have some NFS mounts we place in the fstab, via "vifs" which we want to manage separate of the autofs subsystem. The mounts were created in a separate location (/mnt) which should not be managed ...
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Does Mavericks have a GUI for NFS mounts as in previous OS X versions?

On previous OS X releases, I could open Disk Utility and choose file->NFS Mounts. I cannot find anything similar in Mavericks. Is there any GUI for mounting NFS, or must it all be done via the command ...
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Unable to mount an NFS share

I'm trying to access my (Synology) NAS share through NFS and always get the same issue. First, I activated NFS support in my NAS: Then I set the permissions on the NAS: My MBP has the IP ...
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How do you mount -bind a local directory?

In linux, one of the great things you could do (for developers, in particular) was to mount a folder and locally bind it to another folder on the system. This had the advantage over symlinks due do ...
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Disabling lots and lots of NFS mounts based on location

I have a number of NFS automounts in my Local directory node on 10.7. I am using a laptop and when I work at home I don't have access to the servers. As a result I often get beachballing Navigation ...
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automount NFS when on specific wifi

I'd like to be able to mount an nfs NAS mount point whenever I connect to my home network and initiate an rsync to it. I saw the post for "How can I automount afp volumes at startup? ", although there ...
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`find` finds nfs server?

I had to run find / -name foo > found.txt and stumbled over the following output: ... find: /Volumes/MobileBackups/Backups.backupdb/mac/2014-12-17-162004/MacRoot/.DocumentRevisions-V100: ...
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Auto or manual refreshing of mounted volumes

I use Transmit to mount a Linux server disk on my Mac. The issue is that when I do something on the remote server with ssh, the change is not reflected in the mounted volume in my mac. How can I ...
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nfc option for NFS mount on Mavericks doesn't work

I have updated MacOSX to 10.9 (Mavericks). I want to mount NFS shares from a Linux server with the nfc option because I have filenames with non-ASCII characters. But when I mount the network share it ...
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How to find and unmount unresponsive NFS mounts?

I turned off a machine exporting one folder which was mounted on my Mac using NFS. How can I find and unmount the mount point ? df does not return; it is probably stuck on this mount point, and I ...
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iOS jailbroken: native storage on an external drive?

Since I have a faster internet connection now, and I like watching screencasts, I've started to explore YouTube downloader apps, but there's a lot of apps that I would like to use by downloading data ...
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Multi user network share and resource forks

I have a scenario where multiple clients access the same NFS share, where they work with inDesign, Photoshop and such. They have problems with files and dirs going read-only (not in Terminal, though), ...
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Accessing events on external drive in iMovie '11 on Lion

I have my iMovie events stored on my external harddrive (located in a Synology NAS). It worked like a charm with iMovie '11 on Snow Leopard. I then received my new MBP with Lion and the external ...
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Does anyone have any tips or best practices for using NFS mounted directories?

Does anyone have tips for conveniently dealing with a variety of NFS mounted directories in Mac OS X? When I drag them to the sidebar in finder they can't be renamed. When I mounted them using ...
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El Capitan Server: Reshaping NFS share via AFP/SMB

I have a Linux box sharing HDDs via NFS, which I prefer for its simplicity and speed. My local network is on a directory server (El Capital Server OpenDirectory). However, I have family members who ...
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nfs mount fails from Finder though works from command line

Using Finder's Connect to Server... option with nfs://vers=4;nuc.local/mnt/tb I'm unable to mount my nfs server. However from the command line it works just fine. Ideally I want the MBP to boot and ...
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Prevent .AppleDouble folders on NFS shares

I've got at home: a Debian server running multiple services, including NFS shares; one Mac that I use most of the time several Android devices a Windows client All happily access the files on the ...
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Synology LDAP and OSX Network Homes

Is there anyone out there using a Synology DiskStation running Directory Server (their LDAP implementation) to provide authentication AND network homes for OSX? I've tried setting it up and have hit ...
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How to reconnect to NFS server using another login?

I use finder. This is my connection: nfs://192.168.1.10/nfs/ I logged as a guest before. But now I need to change user. Where I can change login data to connect to nfs as another user?
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Force umount of stale NFS shares

Whenever my NFSv4 server becomes unreachable a little window pops up offering me to disconnect the affected shares. It looks like this: If I choose to Ignore iTunes becomes unresponsive because ...
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How to add a shortcut to a NFS share in Finder?

I have defined a NFS mount point in Disk Utility. The target machine is running Linux. I don't see the machine in Finder (preferences/ shared / servers is checked) I also can't drag the folder to the ...
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Mount NFS share in /Volumes as a drive

Ok, this might be a stupid question to ask, but trying to mount a NFS share (from a Linux machine, if it's worth anything) in a folder that resides in /Volumes never makes the share appear in Finder ...
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File browser for iPad

Is there an app for the iPad that let's you view an NFS share? It seems like File Browser lets you mount SMB shares and iFiles lets you view different cloud storage sites like Flickr and other file ...
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nfs and nfsd are not available in Mavericks

I find that there is no nfs and nfsd available on Mavericks. Does Apple remove it ? P/S: I am trying to mount shared nfs drive in vagrant. > which nfs nfs not found > which nfsd nfsd not ...
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searching an nfs-mounted volume

Does anyone know of a GUI way to search mounted network volume without using Spotlight? We use a cluster roughly 80TB and need a client-side way of searching for files without indexing the entire ...
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What are the best mount options when using NFS share for home directories of OS X Yosemite?

What are the best mount options to use when connecting to an NFS share hosting the home directories for OS X Yosemite clients? NFS Share is local. NFS Share host OS is CentOS 6.7 (Final). Connecting ...
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Apple Mail.app not working when logged onto another computer

I am having an issue where I am unable to get my Mail.app to open when I log onto another computer in my local network. The network is using LDAP for account authentication and user profiles are saved ...
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NFS Automount: “locallocks” ignored?

I'm having an issue with file-locking and auto mounting on OS X. Here is my auto_master file: # # Automounter master map # +auto_master # Use directory service /net -hosts ...
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NFS on El Capitan: In rwxrwx— directory, Finder can't delete but Terminal can, and both can create

I have an NFS drive mounted: /../Volumes/PDISK2 -fstype=nfs,nolockd,rw nfs://10.0.0.11/Volumes/PDISK2 /../Volumes/PDISK3 -fstype=nfs,nolockd,rw nfs://10.0.0.11/Volumes/PDISK3 Taking ...
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How can I tell if a particular directory is connected to a remote machine?

I've found various ways to check if a particular directory is mounted under NFS (here, for example), but none of them seem to work on OS X. How can I check if a particular directory is an NFS ...
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OS X no longer connects to network shares

I have a Mac Mini that I use as my home's central media server. However, the actual media files are on my Synology NAS. To beef up performance and to make the connection to the NAS was kept I ...