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I have two computers at home. I have FC6 on a desktop and FC4 on a laptop. They both connect to a router through whick they connect to a cable modem. I would like to be able to have the two computers communicate for saving files on the desktop and in order to print from the desktop. I used the Linuxquestions tutorial "Easy NFS" but when I attempt to mount I get the message that the server is down.
Do I need to configure something on the laptop as well as the desktop?
These are the files I edited on the desktop:
I verified that the stated daemons were running.
All I did on the laptop was attempt to mount:
mount 192.168.2.3 /home/me /home/me
I have everything set to use a DHCP but verified the current ip address to be correct for the desktop.
You don't need to allow sshd, unless you want to use ssh as well.
I think on your mount command you need to specify the file system type as nfs. I put entries in my clients /etc/fstab file so if the server is up, and I connect a client, they connect when the client is booted. Here is a sample of fstab...
I also set up a /etc/hosts file and set the IP addresses in the hosts file, so I can use the names in place of IP addresses.
DHCP is O.K. as long as the network is small. Some routers allow you to control which IP address is issued to which MAC address. This way you always get the same IP address from a DHCP request.
To print, you need to set up cups on both systems. Set up the local machine and get local printing working. Then set up cups on the remote machine. You add the printer on the remote and specify the print driver. Once cupsd is running, connect to it with your web browser with :
To add a printer, you log as root, and do "admin tasks" "add printer".
Are you running iptables on the desktop? If so is it blocking access to the portmapper and/or the ports nfsd is running on? While you're at it, make sure that portmap is actually running, as the NFS client will need to use it.