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Old 05-08-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Red face Automount (NFS) is not working

I have worked on this problem for two days without success. Therefore now I am asking for HELP. I am testing to a real simple NSF Server/Client setup as follows:

NSF Client: is the NFS Client running Apache Server & CentOS 5.3
eth0: (Connects to the Internet)
eth1: (Connect to NFS Server)

NFS Server: is the NFS Server running CentOS 5.3
eth0: (Connects to NFS Client

To test this NFS Server/Client setup, I am trying to export WEB files from the NFS Server (ds1) to the Client (rs1).

The /etc/export on the NFS Server (ds1) looks like this:


The /etc/auto.master on the NSF Client looks like this:
Note: Comment lines (#) are removed.
/misc /etc/auto.misc
/net -hosts
/- /etc/auto.tib

/etc/auto.tib looks like this:
/var/www/html -rw,fsid=0,sync,hard,intr ds1:/var/www/html

On NFS Server: nfs is running
On NFS Client: autofs, netfs, nfs are running

When the NFS Client (rs1) BOOTS, nothing is mounted!!

On the NFS Client (rs1) I can manually mount the WEB files:

%mount t nfs4 ds1:/ /var/www/html


I believe there are one or two settings which I am not using correctly. I have tried various settings without avail. HELP!
Old 05-08-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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justemail, I must confess I don't know what the /- does in the auto.master file, but I would be interrested in trying to change it to something like /tib so it reads

/tib /etc/auto.tib
Then try auto.tib puting this in auto.tib
/etc/auto.tib looks like this:
html -rw,fsid=0,sync,hard,intr ds1:/var/www/html

A "cd /tib/html" is what I'm suggesting as a try. If you can mount manually I'd assume nfs is fine.

Also, tail your /var/log/messages file on both systems to see if anything obvious shows up.

Other things that come to mind:
1) did you restart the autofs service?
2) rs1 does not already have a /var/www/html directory.
Keep us updated, I'm curious as to what this is and to learn what /- does.

Michael Cunningham
Old 05-08-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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I disabled the firewall on the NFS Server (ds1). Now the WEB folder/document are mounted on the NFS Client at BOOT time.

Previously, 'NFS4' was open on NFS Server (ds1). Does anybody has a solution? I don't want the FW to be left OPEN!
Old 05-08-2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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Further investigation show that NFS4 has issues with the FW. I did a GOOGLE "NFS4 FW" and got lot of information. I don't want to mess around with FW so I am moving on. Thanks everyone for help.
Old 05-19-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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We had a similar problem.
It was fixed by adding a line that contained "sleep 30" as the second last line of the file /etc/init.d/network

Hope this helps you.



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