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I have two machines between which I need to share a folder.

On server1, I have the user 'appuser' that needs to access (read/write/delete) on this share.

On server2, 'root' accesses this share and writes to it.

I have the following in /etc/exports on server1:

/home/app-share 999.999.99.99/28(rw,insecure,sync,no_root_squash)

where the number is the IP address. How can I change this to allow 'appuser' access?

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NFS doesn't have share-level permissions. Access to the file on a NFS share follows normal *nix permissions.

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Okay - so how do I give this useraccount permission to access this share? (sorry if i'm asking a very basic question) – siliconpi Oct 11 '10 at 11:24
It has access to the share already. You need to modify the permissions of the files and directories within the share using chmod, chown, setfacl, etc. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 11 '10 at 11:26
Actually no, the user account does not have access to it... could it be because its in /home/app-share? I only see that user's home directory. What's a conventional location for such a file-share folder? – siliconpi Oct 11 '10 at 11:32
Under /srv is generally a good place to put service data. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 11 '10 at 11:41
and that folder will be accessible to all users on the system? (i'll just have one other user - the account under which I operate the website) – siliconpi Oct 11 '10 at 11:45

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