[CentOS] Why portmap is needed for NFSv4 in CentOS6

C. L. Martinez carlopmart at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 06:25:52 EDT 2012


Hi all,

 I have setup a CentOS6.3 x86_64 host to act as a nfs server.
According to RHEL6 docs, portmap is not needed when you use NFSv4, but
in my host I need to start rpcbind service to make NFSv4 works.

 My /etc/sysconfig/nfs

#
# Define which protocol versions mountd
# will advertise. The values are "no" or "yes"
# with yes being the default
MOUNTD_NFS_V2="no"
MOUNTD_NFS_V3="no"
#
#
# Path to remote quota server. See rquotad(8)
#RQUOTAD="/usr/sbin/rpc.rquotad"
# Port rquotad should listen on.
#RQUOTAD_PORT=875
# Optinal options passed to rquotad
#RPCRQUOTADOPTS=""
#
#
# Optional arguments passed to in-kernel lockd
#LOCKDARG=
# TCP port rpc.lockd should listen on.
#LOCKD_TCPPORT=32803
# UDP port rpc.lockd should listen on.
#LOCKD_UDPPORT=32769
#
#
# Optional arguments passed to rpc.nfsd. See rpc.nfsd(8)
# Turn off v2 and v3 protocol support
RPCNFSDARGS="-N 2 -N 3"
# Turn off v4 protocol support
#RPCNFSDARGS="-N 4"
# Number of nfs server processes to be started.
# The default is 8.
#RPCNFSDCOUNT=8
# Stop the nfsd module from being pre-loaded
#NFSD_MODULE="noload"
# Set V4 grace period in seconds
#NFSD_V4_GRACE=90
#
#
#
# Optional arguments passed to rpc.mountd. See rpc.mountd(8)
#RPCMOUNTDOPTS=""
# Port rpc.mountd should listen on.
#MOUNTD_PORT=892
#
#
# Optional arguments passed to rpc.statd. See rpc.statd(8)
#STATDARG=""
# Port rpc.statd should listen on.
#STATD_PORT=662
# Outgoing port statd should used. The default is port
# is random
#STATD_OUTGOING_PORT=2020
# Specify callout program
#STATD_HA_CALLOUT="/usr/local/bin/foo"
#
#
# Optional arguments passed to rpc.idmapd. See rpc.idmapd(8)
#RPCIDMAPDARGS=""
#
# Set to turn on Secure NFS mounts.
#SECURE_NFS="yes"
# Optional arguments passed to rpc.gssd. See rpc.gssd(8)
#RPCGSSDARGS=""
# Optional arguments passed to rpc.svcgssd. See rpc.svcgssd(8)
#RPCSVCGSSDARGS=""
#
# To enable RDMA support on the server by setting this to
# the port the server should listen on
#RDMA_PORT=20049

And rpcinfo -p:

   program vers proto   port  service
    100000    4   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    3   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    4   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    3   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   udp    111  portmapper
    100003    4   tcp   2049  nfs
    100003    4   udp   2049  nfs
    100021    1   udp  55700  nlockmgr
    100021    3   udp  55700  nlockmgr
    100021    4   udp  55700  nlockmgr
    100021    1   tcp  52795  nlockmgr
    100021    3   tcp  52795  nlockmgr
    100021    4   tcp  52795  nlockmgr


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