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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Server Share Options

The settings above have worked fine; the clients can see the data and access it OK. The only problem is that we have allowed every machine on the network to have read-write access to the whole of /data/remote_files, and everything below it. There may be a valid reason for this and it may be what we actually need, but let's look at how we can restrict machines and tighten security a little by specifying some share options for each resource.

We'll alter the settings so that only the machines that actually need access to a resource can get it. We'll also force the type of access they are allowed, where possible. For example, there is no point providing write access to read-only data, such as NFS-mounted manual pages.

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