File Name Translation revisited

I had discussed on using File Name Translation over NFS here. Some additional information and an alternative steps is captured in this post. To start with the characters that are supported by Windows are here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247%28VS.85%29.aspx The lists of invalid / reserved characters are:   < (less than) > (greater than) : (colon) ” (double…

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Getting Network Error 53 “Network path not found"

Recently we got a case where customer was unable to access NFS share from Windows 2008 R2, Client for NFS. We tried mounting the NFS share using the command below: mount \\Unix Server\ NFS share The error we got after the command was completed was “Network Error 53”. Then to test the access, we tried…

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TCP and UDP – NFS Perspective

Recently I came across a situation when a specific UNIX client was not able to mount the NFS drive from Windows. Upon checking the permissions and related setting on server and client it was looking clean. My next avenue was to get a network capture and analyze it. I noticed that mount calls were falling…

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Unable to access NFS shares from Windows 2008 NFS client

We recently got a case where customer was trying to access NFS share hosted on Unix machine from Windows 2008. Issue was isolated to this windows 2008 client only. We tried accessing the share from Windows client with the following options: ·         Mount command returns Network error ‘5’ ·         ‘net use’ command prompted for a…

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How NFS access works over NTFS permissions

Recently we faced a scenario where a NFS share is created on a windows machine and UNIX client are trying to access it. (The behavior may be different based on the NTFS permission.)   Though UNIX showed full permission for the user; we were getting access denied while deleting the file in the NFS share!…

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