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File permissions for owner, group reflect as nfsnobody for ONTAP 9

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Data ONTAP 8 
  • NFS

Issue

  • When the root user instigates the touch command to create a file, the file owner, group  is set to nfsnobody (Superuser Security Type is preset to 'any'):
    • ::> vserver export-policy rule show -vserver svm-ha -instance
      • Example Output:
        • Vserver: svm-ha

Policy Name: default
Rule Index: 1
Access Protocol: any Client Match Hostname, IP Address, Netgroup, or Domain: 0.0.0.0/0
RO Access Rule: any
RW Access Rule: any
User ID To Which Anonymous Users Are Mapped: 65534
Superuser Security Types: any
Honor SetUID Bits in SETATTR: true

  • ls -la command output reflects the file owner,group as nfsnobody:
    • root@db02:/netapp/coredb/ha>touch testfile
      root@db02:/netapp/coredb/ha>ls -la [Tue Aug 25 17:43:47.336 2015] total 12K
      drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Aug 25 17:43 .
      drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 16 10:08 ..
      drwxrwxrwx 5 root root 4096 Aug 25 05:00 .snapshot
      -rw-r--r-- 1 nfsnobody nfsnobody 0 Aug 25 17:38 testfile

 

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