Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Here's my setup;
NFS server is running Ubuntu Server using nfs-kernel-server.
The client is running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I am mounting using Finder's connect to server.

It will connect fine and show me a file listing. I can create, edit and delete files here. However, subdirectories of that gives me an error if I try to save a file, finder does not give me the option to create directories.

Finder tells me that my user has read & write access, my group has read only access to all the files, even the ones I cannot edit.

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I figured out the problem..

To make sure I could write to the files, I'd added a squash in the export, but when that didn't work I decided to change my UID and GID on Linux, then chown all my files. When I was done, I forgot to remove the squash from /etc/exports, removing it did the trick.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.