portmap:server localhost not responding
I'm testing NFS on RHEL4 and I got the following error when try to mount the exported directory for a client. The client took too long to mount and the following error comes in console.
"portmap:server localhost not responding, timed out
RPC:failed to contact portmap(errno -5)"
I got that error while trying the following command from the client:
mount -t nfs 192.168.1.141:/share/tmp /mnt
192.168.1.141 being the nfs server.
But when I try out simply by
mount 192.168.1.141:/share/tmp /mnt I got now error and directory is mounted withen seconds !!!!!
I failed to understand this behaviour.
Can anyone please explain.
thanks and regards