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Old 02-28-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
baruah
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Question portmap:server localhost not responding


Hi all,
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
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:21 AM   #2
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it sounds like portmapping is not running on the server and/or the client.

you need it on both.

i don't know how you start that in fedora, but i'm sure google will oblige. there is an init script in slackware and netbsd (that i am more used to).
 
Old 03-01-2006, 11:48 PM   #3
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Unhappy portmap

Hi,
thanks for the reply. I'm using RHEL 4.

Is the "Portmap" have to be run in client as well, in order to mount a exported directory from a NFS server ?
I failed to understand that point. Can you please explain ?

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Old 03-02-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
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yes portmapping needs to be running on the client machine too.
 
  


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