NFS RPC: Port mapper failure - RPC: Unable to receive
Good Morning All,
could anyone help with this please? As a background I'm trying to network our three PC's at home here - my machine (host), the wife's, and my son's. All three incidentally are running FC3, although my son's dual boots with Win98. The idea is that all three machines can share an internet connection and the printer attached to my PC. Additionally, all three PC's should be able to access shared files on my PC (family photos, music, etc.), and there are some files on my wife's machine we both need access to.
The internet connection's fine - we have an Origo 8100 modem/router (address 10.0.0.2, netmask 255.0.0.0) which is connected to a Netgear 104 hub, which the three PC's are connected to - all three PC's can access the internet without any problem.
I've set all three machines up with an ip address of 10.0.0.x and netmask of 255.0.0.0, and can ping between all three without any apparent problem. However, trying to set up NFS is proving problematic. The folders I want to share are /files from my PC (host) and /home/shared from my wife's PC (anna) which should only be shared with host. Anna can mount the nfs share from my PC without any problem; on trying showmount and mounting the nfs shares from her PC however I get: -
[root@host ~]# showmount -e anna
mount clntudp_create: RPC: Port mapper failure - RPC: Unable to receive
[root@host ~]# mount anna:/home/shared /files/nfs
mount to NFS server 'anna' failed: server is down.
I've tried service portmap restart and service nfs restart on both machines without any success - any help will be very much appreciated.