Cannot change permission/ownership on file in nfs mounted directory: Operation not permitted

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  • As root user we cannot change permission or ownership of files in a NFS filesystem.
# chmod 755 test_file
chmod: changing permissions of `test_file`: Operation not permitted


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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