NFS and Firewall
Hi - I'm new to PC-BSD - very nice! One small problem, I don't know the correct format for entries in the /etc/pf.inports file to open a port for NFS imports.
Everything is working fine - but I've had to turn off the firewall to mount the NFS directories on boot.
SETUP: PC-BSD 1.3.01
NIC 1 - static address on 10.0.0.0 network - internal - NFS server SuSE Linux 9.0
NIC 2 - DHCP on 192.168.1.0 network - external - Modem/Router/Firewall
So, as you can see, I'm not in immediate danger - but it would be better to have the firewall active. Ironically it is the use of NFS that has encouraged me to try PC-BSD on one of our desktops after 8 yrs as a Linux user - the major distros seem to be losing the capability to easily handle NFS in a mixed environment such as ours, and mounting the NFS shares on boot is now rather hit-and-miss, along with a few tricks Gnome seem to have introduced regarding umask (umask? - who needs it? - lets hardwire the create mask to 755!) which has made our permissions structure rather unmanageable, as our directories on the server are a mixture of 775, 750, and 770, relying on a mixture of umask on the workstations and masking on the server to automatically acheive this
In short, Linux seems to be giving up on being a real UNIX, and BSD is a relief.