[GRASSLIST:2560] Re: grass5 and network connections

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Sun Oct 7 13:37:45 EDT 2001

On Sun, 7 Oct 2001, giorgio19291 at inwind.it wrote:

>  I have a little private network of two linux machines and want to know if
>  is possible use grass5 on a computer with data and location stored on the
>  other computer of my network? (I have tried to mount filesystem where is
>  my location with smbfs or nfs but I can not open the monitors or set
>  region in this way).


  You bet it is! That's exactly what we do here.

  GRASS is installed on salmo:/opt/grass5/ and _all_ spatial data are stored
on caddis:/usr4/. On caddis, in /etc/exports/ are the lines:


  This means to export the /usrX file systems to the entire network (our
private, class C network) in read/write mode.

  On salmo, in /etc/fstab are the lines:

caddis:/usr2            /mnt/usr2       nfs     rw,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 0 0
caddis:/usr3            /mnt/usr3       nfs     rw,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 0 0
caddis:/usr4            /mnt/usr4       nfs     rw,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 0 0

  When I want to run GRASS to work on a project, I cd to
/mnt/usr4/projects/... (that is, the GRASS ``location" directory), then I
invoke GRASS5.

  $GISBASE is /mnt/usr4/projects/. Location could be nevada/, oregon/,
alaska/ or any other overall location for projects. And mapset would be the
specific project directory. I keep my PERMANENT files in the location, but
separate from each mapset.

  Works for me on my Red Hat 6.2 network. YMMV.


Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President

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