OpenSolaris 2008.11 & NFS (security?)

A quick note here after the past 4 hours of fighting with NFS on OpenSolaris 2008.11. If you are attempting to do an mount and get a Permission Denied from either Linux or ESX the solution is rather easy.

Make sure that the IP address that you are connecting with has a reverse DNS entry with a hostname.

That’s it. 4 hours and that’s the gotcha. If you don’t have a reverse DNS you’ll never get the mount to work.

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