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Old 08-17-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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nfs mount IPV6

Just started college and all my machines have to run on the college network getting their DHCP from the school's servers not my router. Since I no longer can use static IP addresses to mount NFS shares from my server, I though I would use my MAC address instead. I am not sure how to do this and there is not much out there on it (at least that I can find). I have the server set with my laptop's mac in the hosts.allow and exports
ALL: [xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx]


/home/ [xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx](options)
which I assume is the correct format. Now I can't figure out how to mount the file from the client side. I tried
mount -t nfs [xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx]/home


mount -t nfs xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:/home
but that did not work. What am I doing wrong?

thanks in advance

After some research I realize that IPV6 and MAC are not the same thing as I was thinking they were. Is there a way then to make NFS use arp to see my server or how should I access my nfs server when it can change IP addresses?

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Old 08-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Since I no longer can use static IP addresses to mount NFS shares from my server, I though I would use my MAC address instead.
I don't think you can do this.

Also, all those xxx's don't help us. Be less paranoid and post the real numbers you are using (It's OK if they are LAN IP addresses, and nobody cares about your MAC addresses, they are easily spoofed)

Please post code within CODE tags (Click Go Advanced, then use the # icon) because your lasy quoted command: mount -t nfs xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:/home looks like it is missing a space and tell us what the exact error messages are.

That said, I think the answer you need will be to have your router ask your school's DHCP server for an IP, then put your machines on your router's subnet: (Eg: IP of router = (received from the school). IP of your PC#1 = IP of your PC#2 = etc (these received from your router's DHCP server, or, better, allocated as static IPs by yourself).


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