Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-06-2005, 05:40 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
mountd time out: "mount_nfs: bad MNT RPC: RPC: Timed out" on client


spent better part of day trying to figure this one out. after working fine for a while, os x on a LAN failed to mount debian server running nfs-kernel-server. (other debian client worked fine... for reasons that later became obvious.)

restarted everything many times. searched the net as thoroughly as i could. finally found a solution at [site removed, but it's at "andrew's diary"] , peculiarly: putting a hard link to the os x client in / etc / hosts on the server solved the problem, rapidly and totally.

so here's the question: why? why would mountd time-out trying to get back to the client, especially when a pipe is already open? and why did it start failing after working for a while?

any ideas? i hate having a bunch of hacks i'm afraid to play with...

Old 10-15-2006, 02:01 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile worked for me too

I had exactly the same error.

I just added a line with the Mac OS X client IP address to my /etc/hosts like you said, and the mysterious error went away. Like you say, it doesn't make any sense. But it works now!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Error message "do_ypcall: clnt_call: RPC: Timed out" mks_jangra Linux - Networking 4 10-24-2006 06:29 AM
RPC: Timed Out adelaideyip Linux - Networking 0 08-24-2004 04:07 PM
redhat 7.2 mount nfs"RPC:time out"problem bee33 Linux - Networking 1 02-19-2004 10:03 AM
Mandrake 8.1 boot problem: rpc.mountd failing lhoff Mandriva 0 12-05-2003 12:35 PM
mount: RPC: Timed out tommyclee Linux - Networking 11 11-21-2003 12:34 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration