I’m not a fan of OSX and I try to avoid it with the same veracity that I avoid Windows. But I recently needed to have a Linux NFS export mounted on an OSX server. A simple mount server:/export /mymountpoint didn’t work and returned “Operation not permitted”. After a bit of digging I found the solution.
I needed to instruct the client to use a privledged port by adding the “-P” option.
mount -o -P nfssrv:/export /mymount
Now to make it persistent of course its not as simple as shoving it in /etc/fstab and running “mount –a”. No OSX has to be difficult. It turned out lookupd got in the way. To fix it I did the following after configuring my fstab.
mkdir /etc/lookupd echo "LookupOrder Cache NI FF" >> /etc/lookupd/mounts kill -HUP `cat /var/run/lookupd.pid` mount -a
Yay that should have mounted your NFS mount and have it be persistent.