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Old 06-08-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy nfs basic questions

i posted this on the networking forum w/o success please advice if I need to reformat and/or give more info i could use all the help i can get i really need 2 get this thing going so i appreciate any and all tips. thank u.

hi we are trying to set up a network of linux/red_hat/windows machines here in the office. Presently it's just the 3 of us but we plan on adding more people soon.

We have a new Dell server running FC4. This would be our file server we want it ro run NFS so that other linux machines can mount a directory it will export (say, /work) and put all our files in the server. The other machines are 2 RH workstations and an FC4 laptop. I tried putting /work in the /etc/exports file of the server then went to one of the clients (laptop) and typed:

mount -t nfs /

and it said the server was down so that's the first question, what's up with that? do i have to explicitly type a command on the server to start running the NFS or does it start automatically during boot?

also is it recommended that I fix the IP address of the server so i don't have to type 192.168.15.whatever every time the client wants to mount /work(IP address currently handed down by DHCP server ran by a Linksys router). i did try this but then the server cannot connect to the Internet for some reason do i need to do anything after i fix the address (maybe reset the router just thought about that).

Old 06-08-2006, 04:54 PM   #2
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you need to run nfsd. I don't know that much about NFS, but am wanting to get my feet wet in it too. And you can add to /etc/hosts so you don't have to type in the number.
Old 06-08-2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thank you Samoth I typed on the server

service nfs start

doesn't that start the nfs daemon? otherwise how to run nfsd.


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