NFS questions

Ian Rose ian at
Sat Apr 7 12:37:12 UTC 2007

Having portmap installed will help.

If you change your fstab options to "auto,bg" this will mount the share
asap (or background it until it becomes available) - though beware,
networkmanager can cause problems with wifi + auto NFS mounts on feisty.



Nigel Ridley wrote:
> First, how can I make the initial connection from my laptop (client) to my main 
> box (server) faster? (it takes more than a minute to establish a connection but 
> thereafter navigating and file transfers are quick).
> Here are the relevant file entries:
> client's /etc/fstab:
> 192.168.0.#:/home/nigel /mnt/ Home nfs noauto,rw,user,hard,intr 0 0
> server's /etc/exports:
> /home/nigel  192.168.0.#(sync,rw,root_squash)
> Blessings,
> Nigel

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