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Suppose you are migrating a lot of data to OpenIndiana from a GNU/Linux machine. Specifying the version number is necessary if the Linux machine is NFSv3, as OpenIndiana machines NFS server is v3; the OpenIndiana NFS client defaults to NFSv4.

If you run into problems, check:

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MAX_CLIENT_VERISON in the file, /etc/default/nfs

It's default is v4.

This is the correct way to mount a standard Linux NFSv3 share on OpenIndiana:

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$ mount -F nfs -o vers=3,ro linuxhost:/share/stuff /mnt/temp

OS X Clients (NFS)

In order to make OS X clients work properly you'll need to force the client to default to v3 of NFS.  As reported in the man page:


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$ sudo mount_nfs -o sync -o vers=3 storeageserver:/yourpool/yourshare localmount/

OS X Clients (AFP)

By using the "netatalk" package, you can provide Apple Filesharing Protocol shares to OS X clients, with good support for Time Machine backups.

See this page for more information about Netatalk on OpenIndiana.


To share a zfs file system named "bob" via smb/cifs execute a command like the following below. Note that the share name is arbitrary and can be completely different than the name of the file system itself, as seen in the example below.

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$ zfs set sharesmb=name=myshare yourpool/shares/bob

You can set some text description (Windows Explorer shows this text) for the share using this:

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$ zfs set "sharesmb=name=myshare,description=My ZFS share" yourpool/shares/bob

To just turn on cifs sharing for a zfs file system without specifying a share name execute a command like the following.  Note that the auto-generated names created using this method are usually not user-friendly.


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$ zfs get sharesmb yourpool/shares/bob

You may need to enable "pam_smb_passwd" to make regular OpenIndiana users have smb passwords. To do so, add the following line to the end of the file "/etc/pam.conf":

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other password required nowarn

And then change the user's password with the "passwd" command. After this, their smb password will also be set so they can connect via smb with the same username and password.

If you want to use AD to manage your users then take a look at the following
It allows you to enable IDMU so you can easily keep UIDs and SIDs in sync.