Another try at NFS mount.

Luis lemsx1 at
Tue Jun 13 09:33:57 UTC 2006

portmap must be running on both boxes to use nfs3
if you don't use dns, do not use names in /etc/exports. use "/tmp
*(ro)" as a test to see if clients can mount it (trying to mount this
path on the same server would work).

if you are using nfs4, then you will need to give it some time for
client/server idmapd to sync (5 min or so). and you will need to do a
few things to enable your shares... google is your friend since this
is well documented all over.

On 6/12/06, Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I re-installed Edubuntu. This is a perfectly standard install except
> that the IP range is 192.168.17.x. Once again, I can't mount over NFS
> (so the clients won't boot).
> First I made sure that the client and server can talk. They can.
> Then I made sure that the NFS server is running. It is:
> /etc/init.d/portmap start
> /etc/init.d/nfs-common start
> /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server start
> This is the command on the client:
> sudo mount -t nfs  mydir
> This is the error on the client:
> mount: RPC: Timed out
> This is what the server shows on /etc/log/daemon.log:
> mountd: authenticated mount request from for
> /opt/ltsp (/opt/ltsp)
> I checked /etc/exports and it's fine. Indeed, if I try to mount a
> different directory (one that is not supposed to be mountable) I get a
> different result (daemon.log says "refused mount...").
> So, NFS is running, it hears the client, it reads /etc/exports, and it
> authenticates the mount request. Then why is it not working?
> Can anyone guess that the problem might be? I really don't know what
> else to try. Any help would be appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Daniel.
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