I have an NFS/NIS based file system. NFS and NIS servers are on different physical machines. When we log into our head node home directories are automounted. When logged in as a user I can write changes in my home directory. However, when I
su root and try and write to my home directory I get a permission denied error.
Any ideas? Directories are mounted as rw (from the output of
10.1.1.11:/data1/home/alex on /home/alex type nfs (rw,addr=10.1.1.11)
On the NFS server the
/etc/exports defines the mounted /home directory (which contains each users home directory) as
rw. I have a feeling I remember reading about you can set a flag so mounted NFS directories cannot be written to as a root?