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Old 12-19-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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mount.nfs: Connection timed out

Hi all. This is my first attempt to actually install and figure out how to make it work, so far it's fun.

Issue: Mounting from a Seagate NAS server to the RHEL 6.1 server
(Linux aiilnx 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.i686 #1 SMP Tue May 10 15:42:28 EDT 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux)

Intel Linux machine
NAS Seagate storage share with full rw given

I get the timeout error as in the heading.

Installed Groups:
E-mail server
NFS file server
Network file system client

# rpcinfo -p
program vers proto port service
100000 4 tcp 111 portmapper
100000 3 tcp 111 portmapper
100000 2 tcp 111 portmapper
100000 4 udp 111 portmapper
100000 3 udp 111 portmapper
100000 2 udp 111 portmapper
100003 2 tcp 2049 nfs
100003 3 tcp 2049 nfs
100003 4 tcp 2049 nfs
100227 2 tcp 2049 nfs_acl
100227 3 tcp 2049 nfs_acl
100003 2 udp 2049 nfs
100003 3 udp 2049 nfs
100003 4 udp 2049 nfs
100227 2 udp 2049 nfs_acl
100227 3 udp 2049 nfs_acl
100021 1 udp 42511 nlockmgr
100021 3 udp 42511 nlockmgr
100021 4 udp 42511 nlockmgr
100021 1 tcp 35857 nlockmgr
100021 3 tcp 35857 nlockmgr
100021 4 tcp 35857 nlockmgr
100005 1 udp 57412 mountd
100005 1 tcp 35911 mountd
100005 2 udp 37852 mountd
100005 2 tcp 33669 mountd
100005 3 udp 44250 mountd
100005 3 tcp 42576 mountd
100024 1 udp 50188 status
100024 1 tcp 44909 status

I did some research but could not get clear answers to the following:
1. Although this Linux machine is a client (mounting share reside on Seagate NAS which was created with full rw given)I need to create exports file?

2. I did tried /etc/fstab but that timed out so I for now attempted to do a manual.

Any ideas or point me to the right direction is deeply appreciated.
Old 12-19-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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The exports file is required on a Linux NFS server. It defines the shares supported by the server, and what client hosts have access to each share, and the type of access granted. When you say 'Mounting from a Seagate NAS server to the RHEL 6.1 server', I find it a bit confusing. I would expect you to be running a mount command on the NFS client (never mind that the NFS client is in some other sense a 'server'). The command would look something like:
mount -t nfs /some/mountpoint/directory
Are you sure the NAS has granted access to the share for your particular NFS client? Does the NAS have any diagnostics or log files to see what clients are attaching? Is it serving files successfully to other NFS clients? Running the mount command from a shell is exactly the same as running it by having it read from the fstab file.

--- rod.

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