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Old 01-12-2001, 04:41 AM   #1
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I am new to networking in linux so please forgive. That being said lets get to the problem.

I have 2 computers running Mandrake 7.0 both have a 3com 509b card on eth0. They can both ping each other back and forth and NFS is running on both. The problem is this:

I cannot mount the files on the other computer using NFS from either computer. I can telnet from one into the other but not from the other back to the first. All seems to be set as I'v read yet no luck.

When I try to telnet on the one it just closes the telnet session as soon as I try to log on to the other box????

As to the Mounting the the other box's drives and filesystem...there are many words to describe the frustration I feel but none are appropriate here.

I was hoping there is somewhere else on the net to read MORE THOROUGH directions for networking under linux than the HOW TO's. These seem to be a general starting place but do not get into real life situations where all does not fall into place perfectly.

Can anybody help???

Old 01-13-2001, 10:15 PM   #2
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double check that both machines are runing the NFS daemons at startup.I think you need the sunrpc to but I cant remember.Also make shure telenet is runing on both and you dont have something like ALL:ALL in hosts.deny.As for fstab
are your entries correct.I know you probably tried all this but sometimes its like proofing your own writing.You go over it a dozen times and its just overlooked.
Old 01-15-2001, 03:42 AM   #3
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fstab says:

(otherbox: /home /mnt/otherbox nfs usr,exec,dev,suid,hard,intr 1 1)

All on one line. Both telnet and nfs are running on both machines and here are host files:

Host.allow is as follows:


Host.deny is as follows:

portmap ALL
Old 01-15-2001, 12:58 PM   #4
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ok try some of this

otherbox:/home /mnt/otherbox nfs hard intr

(usr,exec...are not nfs parameters..check man nfs)

ALL:IP# of otherbox (in otherbox use this box;s ip)


see if this works.
Old 01-19-2001, 04:41 PM   #5
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the first time i setup nfs i forgot the root squash option.
are you logged in as root when accessing the nfs share?
example from exports file: /home user(rw,no_root_squash)

also make sure your daemons are running, mountd and nfsd or depending on distro could be rpc.nfsd or rpc.mountd


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