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Old 09-09-2001, 10:38 PM   #1
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NFS setup help please..

I am trying to set up NFS for the first time and have been unable to mount a network directory successfully. When I try to mount one of the server's directories (via "mount damnserver:/home /mnt/home") from the client machine I get the message "mount: RPC: Timed out".

My client machine is a fresh install of Red Hat 7.1 workstation without X. I have modified it with the command route to get TCP/IP going, added the local host IP and host name to the /etc/hosts file, and made sure the portmaper is going with rpcinfo.

rpcinfo -p on client 'damnplay2':

program vers proto port
1000000 2 tcp 111 portmapper
1000000 2 udp 111 portmapper
1000024 1 tcp 1024 status
1000024 1 tcp 1024 status

My server is a fresh install of Mandrake 7.2 server(I have also tried Redhat 7.1 server). I have modified the server by setting up TCP/IP routing, adding hosts to /etc/hosts, and added the line "/ damnplay2(rw)" to /etc/exports(I'll worry about security when I get it going).

Rpcinfo -p on the server 'damnserver' yields:

program vers proto port
1000000 2 tcp 111 portmapper
1000000 2 udp 111 portmapper
1000011 1 udp 878 rquotad
1000011 2 udp 878 rquotad
1000003 2 ucp 2049 nfs
1000005 1 udp 1026 mountd
1000005 1 tcp 1024 mountd
1000005 2 udp 1026 mountd
1000005 2 tcp 1024 mountd
1000021 1 udp 1027 nlockmgr
1000021 3 udp 1027 nlockmgr
1000024 1 udp 978 status
1000024 1 tcp 980 status
395130 23 tcp 870
395131 23 udp 873
395143 23 udp 876

showmount on the server yields:
Hosts on damnserver:

ftp from client to server works.

rpcinfo from client to server works.

showmount from client to server yields "mount clntdup_create: RPC: Port mapper failure - RPC: Timed out"

/var/lib/nfs/xtab looks fine.

That's about all I know. I've searched the internet to no avail and am out of ideas. Help? Thanks
Old 09-10-2001, 03:34 AM   #2
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Old 09-11-2001, 11:23 PM   #3
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no luck

thanks but no luck, I think it's some kind of rpc issue cause I get the same problem with NIS as well.


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