mountd time out: "mount_nfs: bad MNT RPC: RPC: Timed out" on client
spent better part of day trying to figure this one out. after working fine for a while, os x on a LAN failed to mount debian server running nfs-kernel-server. (other debian client worked fine... for reasons that later became obvious.)
restarted everything many times. searched the net as thoroughly as i could. finally found a solution at [site removed, but it's at "andrew's diary"] , peculiarly: putting a hard link to the os x client in / etc / hosts on the server solved the problem, rapidly and totally.
so here's the question: why? why would mountd time-out trying to get back to the client, especially when a pipe is already open? and why did it start failing after working for a while?
any ideas? i hate having a bunch of hacks i'm afraid to play with...