Linux-PowerEdge digest, Vol 1 #483 - 10 msgs

Baldy baldy at
Wed Jun 26 22:54:00 CDT 2002

Hi Norman,

        You needs to exports your Linux filesystems 


If not working try (To determ,ine if everything is OK
/export/home/cc         *(rw,no_root_squash)

Confirm OK with Solaris 2.6 and RedHat 7.1 2.4.9-31smp kernel

Have you installed the Latest Recommended patch from SUN ?

Thanks & Regards,

At 12:19 AM 6/26/2002, linux-poweredge-request at wrote:
>Message: 1
>Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 12:07:00 +0100
>From: Norman Bridges <n.w.bridges at>
>To: linux-poweredge at
>Subject: nfs from/to multi-homed hosts
>Hi All,
>I'm running Redhat 7.3 on a Dell 2500 with 2.4.18-4. It is being used
>as an nfs server for Solaris clients. Both the 2500 and the Solaris
>clients have multiple ethernet interfaces on the same subnets.
>Here's the exports:
>Here's the Solaris 7 mount command
>mount -F nfs -onoquota,nosuid,grpid,hard,vers=3 my2500:/export/home/cc /tmp/workb
>50% of the time this mount fails
>nfs mount: bowfell:/export/home/cc: Permission denied
>[my2500 messages] 
>Jun 25 11:05:43 my2500 rpc.mountd: authenticated mount request from for /export/home/cc (/export/home/cc) 
>Jun 25 11:05:43 my2500 rpc.mountd: getfh failed: Operation not permitted 
>If the mount succeeds then after some as yet unknown time interval mountd
>on my2500 hangs and mounts no longer succeed (I get RPC timeouts). A further
>symptom is that "showmount -e" on my2500 no longer responds, although
>"exportfs" still reports exported filesystems. I can clear the
>condition only by reloading (i.e. /etc/init.d/nfss restart).
>I can further report that similar symptoms occur if the client is a
>multi-homed BSDI system, and that no such problems appear to happen if
>the client and server both have single interfaces. Again if the client
>has a single interface with a multi-homed server there are no apparent
>Anyone any clues / fixes ?
>Thanks in advance.
>Norman Bridges

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