[CentOS] NFS over ssh problems

Mon Apr 4 14:08:16 UTC 2005
Harald Finnås <spamcatcher at lantrix.no>

> I've got a setup where I run nfs over ssh on several distros, and 
> it's been working like a charm on suse, mandrake, redhat 7-9 etc, 
> but I've been unable to get it to work on CentOS. 
> First I set up ssh portforwarding using: 
> /usr/bin/ssh root@<remotehost> -L 250:irc.dynip.no:2049 -f sleep 60d & 
> Then I mount using the following params in fstab: 
> localhost:/somedir      /somedir    nfs     rw,tcp,hard,intr,
> port=250,mountport=251 0 0 
> I can telnet to port 250/251 and it answers like expected. I can 
> also see the packets travelling through the tunnel using tcpdump. 
> However, if I try to mount the dir (mount -a), I get this error: 
> mount to NFS server 'localhost' failed: server is down. 
> Sniffing on port 22 when running the mount command, nothing happens.
> It kinda seems like it ignores the port/mountport options. 

Don't know if anyone's listening, but I'm pretty sure this has to be a 
bug. I copied mount from a mdk 10.1 installation, which gave me ver. 2.12 
instead of of 2.12a which is included in Centos-4, and now I works like a 

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