Doing a mount to a NFS share

Benito Venegas venevene at
Wed Aug 21 13:16:20 CDT 2002


It happened me something like this some days ago.

I had to run this, due I didn;t install that server by myself:

/etc/init.d/ipchains stop
/etc/init.d/iptable stop
for i in ipchains iptable; do chkconfig --level 3 $i off;done

(I am a testing segment LAN, so it's suppose nobdy is snifing me.)

Other possibility, if you need "basic" firewall, just add some ports to 
config to permit rpc and other ports from NFS server.

Have good day


On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Bryan Evans wrote:

>   >>  Can someone help me out with a small NFS problem on a pe1650?  Basically
>  >>  rpcinfo shows mountd and portmap are running. "service nfs restart"
>  >>  works and everything comes up ok. /etc/exports has the directory
>  >>  exported as "/home x.x.x.x(rw)" (the x being the IP address).  But when
>  >>  I type "mount servername:/home /home" on a client I get: "mount: RPC:
>  >>  RPC: port mapper failure RPC: unable to receive"  Seems simple enough
>  >>  but I'm totally miffed.
>  >>  Ken
> It does not look like the exact same behaviour as I have seen, but just in case.
> When I tried to use NFS, rebooting the server after all of the software was 
> installed and configured was actually required (instead of the normal service
> restart).  Here are the messages I got on the server and client respectively:
> Dec 20 13:47:12 host rpc.mountd: authenticated mount request 
> from for /opt (/opt)
> Dec 20 13:17:59 client kernel: nfs: server www not responding, still trying
> Dec 20 13:22:43 client kernel: nfs_get_root: getattr error = 5
> As I said, this actually required a reboot of the server.  This same behaviour
> has been experienced by another admin running RedHat, and he also had to
> reboot which fixed the situation.
> Hopefully this will help.
> Sincerely,
> Bryan D. Evans
> Thermal & Process Sales
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