Re: [OFF TOPIC] : setuid() on nfs mounted root file system.

Alan Cox (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 19:06:31 +0000 (GMT)

> I'm trying to boot "diskless" machine, it boots successfully, so it
> obviously has nfs mounted root files system ("/"). I can login as rot and
> do anything without any problems. However for some odd reasons after I set
> different uid I can't do anything else. It is based on RH 4.2 w/ shadows
> and PAM.
> As I said everthing works fine as long as it is root, but as soon as I try
> change uid/gid ther are problem, here are some examples.

man 5 exports

the no_root_squash option on the server