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Accessing the NSS Storage using NFS and FTP

Document ID: 108868

Updated: Dec 12, 2008

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Introduction
How do I access the NSS through NFS and FTP?
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Introduction


This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).

Q. How do I access the NSS through NFS and FTP?

A.

Accessing the NSS Storage Using NFS

UNIX/Linux users can access shares on the NSS via NFS. Due to the way that the NSS implements NFS file access privileges, only NFSv3 is supported. In order for NFS access privileges to work correctly, you must have the NSS joined to an NIS domain.

Note: You must have root privileges to your client system to create an NFS mount.

Step 1:
Log into the client system on root.

Step 2:
Create a mount point directory for the mount if you do not have one (e.g., nikdir/mnt/nas_share).

Step 3:
Mount the NFS share by typing "mount -t nfsvers=3<IP address/hostname>:<mount point path on NSS> <mount point path on client>". The mount point on the NSS appears in the shares.

Step 4:
Log out of the root account.

Step 5:
Log into the user account on the client system.

Accessing the NSS Storage Using FTP

UNIX/Linux users who have a user profile set up can access any shares to which they have privileges on the NSS storage using NFS or FTP.

Note: Before your end users can access the shares on the NSS using FTP, the NSS network filters must be set up to allow FTP access. The individual share must also be set up to allow FTP access.

To access the NSS storage using FTP, follow the steps below:

Step 1:
Open your FTP client application.

Step 2:
Enter the NSS hostname/IP address

Step 3:
Enter any other required settings.

Note: If you are using FPS, ensure that you are set to use Explicit FTPS.

Step 4:
Enter your username and password when prompted by the FTP client.

Step 5:
Depending on your privileges to the share, you can begin using the NSS storage

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Updated: Dec 12, 2008
Document ID: 108868