problems with mount NFS, with "RPC: port mapper failure" error
I have a machine with Suse 8.1 on it that I had to reboot because it was hanging. After rebooting, I noticed that the /home directory of another unix machine that was mounted via NFS was no longer available, so I typed "mount -a" (as su of course), and got the following error:
mount: RPC: Port mapper failure -RPC: unable to receive
The /home directory of this machine is still mounted on that other unix machine, so it's only a one way failure. All the files of export and hosts look ok, anyway this doesn't seem as a permission issue to me.
I don't even know where to start looking for the cause of this problem, so any suggestions or thoughts are welcome.