ZFS pool home directory shared from Solaris 11.1 NFS Server and Automounted NFS on Oracle Linux 6.3 Client gets mounted as owner root group root (Doc ID 1683569.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Solaris 11.1 ZFS NFS shared home directory which is auto mounted on Oracle Linux 6.3 client by the /etc/auto.home map shows root for owner and group.

Customer created a new user account "someuser" and home directory on there Solaris 11.1 NFS server and shared it via zfs. On the Oracle Linux client they auto mounted home directory, but it shows owner and group permission of root on the mounted directory and when the user logs in on the client, he gets a "permission denied" when a file is read or when they try to create a file or touch a file.

This problem does not exist for user accounts they created more than a year ago.

As you can see, the automounted home directory on the client is owned by root and has the group of root as well.

Cause

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