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Old 01-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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NFS Mount


Hello,

I am new to linux, and am trying to figure out how to connect to NFS mount.

This is running on a windows server,

I keep getting "unrecognized mount point" makes me think I may be using the wrong command.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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try this on client machine

Code:
#mount -t nfs server ip/location/to/dir    /mount/point
 
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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You could also check server nfs export list:
Code:
/usr/sbin/showmount -e <server ip or name>
 
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
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NFS Mount

Here is what I get:

[root@cs sbin]# showmount -e 10.67.36.34
Export list for 10.67.36.34:
/RF7800N_NFS (everyone)



[root@cs sbin]# mount -t nfs 10.67.36.34/location/to/dir /rfcafs24/RF7800N_NFS?
mount.nfs: mount point /rfcafs24/RF7800N_NFS? does not exist
[root@cs sbin]#
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #5
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Code:
mkdir /mnt/tmp
mount -t nfs 10.67.36.34:/RF7800N_NFS /mnt/tmp
cd /mnt/tmp
ls
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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try creating /rfcafs24/RF7800N_NFS? before mounting
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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[root@cs sbin]# mount -t nfs 10.67.36.34:/RF7800N_NFS /mnt/tmp
mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting (null)


[root@cs sbin]# cd /mnt/tmp
bash: cd: /mnt/tmp: Permission denied

[root@cs mnt]# cd tmp
bash: cd: tmp: Permission denied



Is this the server denying?

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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I am able to ping the 10. fine. My guess is I am on the domain if i can ping the 10. I am just trying to rule out any issues from the RHEL client end, if this is the server blocking mount.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #9
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This is strange...
Did you try to cd into the directory when loggued as simple user, just in case ?
 
Old 01-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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here it is as normal user:

[jweath02@cs /]$ ls
bin dev home lost+found misc net proc sbin srv tmp var
boot etc lib media mnt opt root selinux sys usr
[jweath02@cs /]$ cd mnt
[jweath02@cs mnt]$ ls
tmp
[jweath02@cs mnt]$ cd tmp
bash: cd: tmp: Permission denied
[jweath02@cs mnt]$


still getting the same regardless if Root or normal user.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #11
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What is the output with ls -al /mnt/tmp ?

Does the windows system administrators say something about how to set up unix account to work with nfs shares ?
 
Old 01-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dorlack View Post
here it is as normal user:

[jweath02@cs /]$ ls
bin dev home lost+found misc net proc sbin srv tmp var
boot etc lib media mnt opt root selinux sys usr
[jweath02@cs /]$ cd mnt
[jweath02@cs mnt]$ ls
tmp
[jweath02@cs mnt]$ cd tmp
bash: cd: tmp: Permission denied
[jweath02@cs mnt]$


still getting the same regardless if Root or normal user.
It seems the question has been changed from NFS mounting to permission issue

first thing I don't get the concept of mounting NFS on /mnt but even if you want to continue using it, I would like to see the permissions on this directory

Code:
#ls -l / | grep mnt
#ls -l /mnt
secondly I would advice to create another folder in root directory to mount NFS
Code:
#mkdir /NFS
#mount -t nfs 10.67.36.34/location/to/dir /NFS
Quote:
Originally Posted by dorlack View Post
[root@cs sbin]# mount -t nfs 10.67.36.34/location/to/dir /rfcafs24/RF7800N_NFS?
mount.nfs: mount point /rfcafs24/RF7800N_NFS? does not exist
I have never seen any directory name ending with question mark so I would again advice you to check the directory name correctly

On the NFS server run this command and show me the output
Code:
#exportfs -v
also make sure firewall or selinux is not blocking NFS
 
Old 01-05-2012, 08:41 AM   #13
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[jweath02@cs ~]$ ls -l / | grep mnt
drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4096 Jan 3 21:29 mnt
[jweath02@cs ~]$ ls -l /mnt
total 1
drwx------. 2 4294967294 4294967294 64 Jan 4 08:43 tmp
[jweath02@cs ~]$
 
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[root@cs /]# mount -t nfs 10.67.36.34:/RF7800N_NFS /NFS
[root@cs /]# ls
bin dev home lost+found misc net opt root selinux sys usr
boot etc lib media mnt NFS proc sbin srv tmp var
[root@cs /]# mount -t nfs 10.67.36.34:/RF7800N_NFS /NFS
mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting (null)


First attempt no error, second attempt gets denied.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #15
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have you configured any firewall on server?

show me the output of
Code:
#exportfs -v <---------on NFS server
on both the machine
Code:
#iptables -L
make sure portmap service is running on server
Code:
#service portmap status
did you made any changes on server once after mounting?
 
  


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