[torqueusers] NFS installed Torque/PBS ... security issues ...

Martin Siegert siegert at sfu.ca
Wed Sep 27 16:49:59 MDT 2006


you do not really need the no_root_squash option.
Just run
chmod og+rx <prefix>/sbin/pbs_mom
after running "make install" on the NFS server.
(and no, I do not know why it isn't installed with those permissions
in the first place).


Martin Siegert
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On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 09:20:59AM -0500, Richard Walsh wrote:
> All,
> In cluster with NFS context, I assume that folks typically install Torque as
> root and so that the built binaries reside in a single location across 
> the cluster
> NFS mounted.  This requires the no_root_squash setting in the /etc/exports
> file.  If for security reasons this is not acceptable, what are the 
> other most
> convenient options. I can think of a non-root installation or multiple copy
> installation in a non-NFS mounted partition.  Both these have there short-
> comings.  Is there a  better approach?
> You suggestions are appreciated.
> rbw
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