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How to configure no_root_squash

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Data ONTAP 7 


  • Some Linux NFS servers have an option called no_root_squash which disables the default behavior of squashing the root user
  • Root squashing is a security feature 
    • NFS commands executed as the root user on the client will be considered as originating from the "anonymous" user
  • While this specific option is not supported it is possible to obtain the same effect with the "root" option in an export entry

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