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Unexpected NFS connections seen despite export-policy configured only for few clients

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NFS 


  • Access is being granted to clients that are not part of the export-policy.

cluster1::> nfs connected-clients show -volume vol1 -node Node1

     Node: Node1
  Vserver: svm1
Client-Ip       Volume-Name      Protocol     Idle-Time     Local-Reqs Remote-Reqs
--------------- ---------------- -------- ------------- ---------- -----------         vol1              nfs3       2h 1m 7s        2          0 >> client not part of export policy         vol1              nfs3       1d 17h 52m 26s  4          0 >> client not part of export policy         vol1              nfs3       12h 54m 45s     128        0 >> client not part of export policy         vol1              nfs3       1d 12h 38m 38s  16         0         vol1              nfs3       14m 41s         212        0 >> client not part of export policy

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  • Multiple NFS connections despite export-policy is configured only for few servers.

cluster1::> export-policy rule show -policyname Policy1
             Policy          Rule    Access   Client                RO
Vserver      Name            Index   Protocol Match                 Rule
------------ --------------- ------  -------- --------------------- ---------
SVM1         Policy1         1
                                     nfs              sys
SVM1         Policy1         2
                                     nfs3              sys
SVM1         Policy1         3
                                     nfs3              sys
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