NFS Mount question - What are the required options in /etc/fstb?

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Mon Sep 17 17:08:45 UTC 2012

On Monday 17 September 2012 12:39:53 Basil Chupin did opine:

> On 18/09/12 01:04, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Monday 17 September 2012 10:59:54 Clinton Tinsley did opine:
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: Jay Ridgley
> >> Sent: 09/17/12 07:40 AM
> >> To: Ubuntu-users
> >> Subject: NFS Mount question - What are the required options in
> >> /etc/fstb?
> >> 
> >>   Folks, I have an interesting question: Why does one work and the
> >>   other
> >> 
> >> does NOT? The only difference (I know of) between the two systems is
> >> ursa was an upgrade from 10.04.4LTS to 12.04.1LTS and kodiak is a
> >> fresh install. Both are up to date. Is kodiak missing a software
> >> package, if so which one? WORKS --> cdjsys at ursa:/$ cat /etc/fstab
> >> |grep nfs #polar:/archive /archive nfs rw,noauto 0 0
> >> koala:/nfs/cdjsys /big_archive nfs rw,noauto,nolock 0 0
> >> cdjsys at ursa:/$ sudo mount /big_archive [sudo] password for cdjsys:
> >> cdjsys at ursa:/$ df |grep koala koala:/nfs/cdjsys 973391744 13308704
> >> 960083040 2% /big_archive cdjsys at ursa:/$ uname -a Linux ursa
> >> 3.2.0-30-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 24 16:54:40 UTC 2012 i686
> >> i686 i386 GNU/Linux cdjsys at ursa:/$ and FAILS --> cdjsys at kodiak:~$
> >> cat /etc/fstab |grep nfs # entry for nfs:cdjsys on koala
> >> koala:/nfs/cdjsys /big_archive nfs rw,noauto,nolock 0 0
> >> cdjsys at kodiak:~$ sudo mount /big_archive [sudo] password for cdjsys:
> >> mount.nfs: requested NFS version or transport protocol is not
> >> supported cdjsys at kodiak:~$ uname -a Linux kodiak
> >> 3.2.0-30-generic-pae #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 24 17:14:09 UTC 2012
> >> i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux cdjsys at kodiak:~$  You might try adding
> >> vers=3 to your mount options. I have seen this before with the newer
> >> NFS releases. Clint
> > 
> > Do us all a favor and get rid of the webmailer.
> > 
> > It is throwing away any and all punctuation you may have had on screen
> > when you hit send.  The result on our screens is the unintelligible
> > gibberish above that only the most determined will try to wade
> > through.
> > 
> > Thank you.
> > 
> > Cheers, Gene
> get rid of the rubbish mail client YOU are using and use
> something intelligent like Thunderbird (and not Kmail which you normally
> use but NOT for the above post) :-) .
Ahh, but it was kmail, Basil.  I have added a line in the rc that prevents 
kmail from identifying itself, a security measure.  I got the idea from a 
t-bird related post describing how to do that to t-bird in the first place.

I will consider switching to T-Bird if and when I can make a maildir folder 
with 2 clicks on a pulldown and typing its name into the box.  The last 
time I looked at it, 6 months back, there still was no obvious method to 
create a new email folder so I could sort a newly joined email list's msgs 
into their own folder.

I did, on my lappy, figure out how to import the kmail email corpus to 
tbird about 3 years ago, but it was hours for only 3 months worth of emails 
collected on the road, but to import the email corpus that spans 10 years & 
several gigabytes as it exists here, is probably not practical.

> There is nothing wrong with the formatting of the post by Clinton: all
> quite properly formatted and clearly legible.

I have to enable html rendering here, which I can do on a per message 
basis. kmail handles the detection well, provided it is properly mimetyped. 
I went back, looked at the msg structure, clicked on the html portion, then 
enabled html rendering and it looks ok, but the plain text I was presented 
was the illegible bit I reposted.

kmail tries to follow the RFC's for this stuff so it can autodetect.  

Failures are once, maybe twice a year.  That is why it was so startling 
that I objected., when stripping the html markups to make the plain 
text version, has a broken stripper.  It should substitute a real line feed 
or 2 when the original poster formats it as paragraphs in html.  It did 
not.  Nary a linefeed in the lot.

> BC

Cheers, Gene
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