how to connect a mac to a linux nfs server

some things to keep in mind when trying to connect to a linux nfs server from a mac.

on the linux nfs server:

  • add insecure option so that the mac can use a port above 1024 to connect

  • might want to add an account with the same uid as the connecting mac user to prevent permissions issues

  • consider (only on a trusted network) the options all_squash, anonuid, anongid makes all connections look like a particular user

example INSECURE /etc/exports entry:

/home/dave  (rw,insecure,all_squash,anonuid=501,anongid=501)