System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Mount an NFS File System Through a Firewall

To access file systems through a firewall, use the following procedure.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Manually mount the file system by using a command such as the following:

    # mount -F nfs bee:/export/share/local /mnt

    In this example, the file system /export/share/local is mounted on the local client by using the public file handle. An NFS URL can be used instead of the standard path name. If the public file handle is not supported by the server bee, the mount operation fails.

    Note –

    This procedure requires that the file system on the NFS server be shared by using the public option. Additionally, any firewalls between the client and the server must allow TCP connections on port 2049. Starting with the Solaris 2.6 release, all file systems that are shared allow for public file handle access, so the public option is applied by default.