Default variable details

Some of debops.nfs_server default variables have more extensive configuration than simple strings or lists, here you can find documentation and examples for them.


This set of YAML lists can be used to define NFS exports. See the exports(5) for more information about possible configuration options.

Each list entry is a YAML dictionary with specific parameters:


Required. Absolute path of the directory which will be exported by NFS. With NFS4, this path should be a subdirectory of the NFS4 root pseudo-filesystem, which by default is defined as /srv/nfs. Refer to the nfs_server__root_path to see the current value.

The role will create this directory if it doesn't exist. You can use the owner, group and mode parameters to affect the directory ownership and attributes.

A string or a YAML list of the parameters set for a given NFS export. If it's a string, each parameter needs to be delimited by a comma (,) for the role to properly recognize the parameters and convert to a YAML list for internal processing.
Optional. Absolute path of the directory on the remote host which will be bind-mounted to the specified path. This is useful when you want to export directories that are outside of the NFS4 root pseudo-filesystem.

Required. Access Control List of a given NFS export. This can be either a string (hostname, NIS netgroup, single IP address, single CIDR subnet), or a list of these elements. Alternatively, you can specify a list of YAML dictionaries, each dictionary with specific parameters:

client or clients
A string or YAML list of valid NFS client definitions.
A string or YAML list of NFS export parameters defined for these clients.
Either present or absent, enables or disables a given client entry.
Optional. A string or a YAML text block with a comment added to a given NFS export.
Optional. If not specified or present, the NFS export will be present in the configuration file. If absent, the NFS export will not be present in the generated configuration file. This does not have any effect on any bind-mounted directories.


Export NFS4 directories from the default /etc/exports configuration file. This is just an example, and the role provides the NFS4 root filesystem automatically, in a different directory.


  - path: '/srv/nfs4'
    options: 'rw,sync,fsid=0,crossmnt,no_subtree_check'
    acl: 'gss/krb5i'

  - path: '/srv/nfs4/homes'
    options: 'rw,sync,no_subtree_check'
    acl: 'gss/krb5i'

Export the /usr directory read-only, by bind-mounting it to the NFS4 root filesystem. Anyone can access it, barring any firewall configuration:

  - path: '/srv/nfs/usr'
    bind: '/usr'
    options: [ 'ro', 'no_subtree_check', 'async' ]
    acl: '*'

Export the /srv/media directory for different clients on the two networks, with different set of parameters:

  - path: '/srv/nfs/media'
    bind: '/srv/media'

      - clients: ''
        options: 'ro,no_subtree_check,async'

      - clients: [ '2001:db8:dead:beef::/64', '*' ]
        options: [ 'rw', 'no_subtree_check', 'no_root_squash' ]