[CentOS] NFS insanity

Mon Apr 25 01:24:09 UTC 2005
Mark Weaver <mdw1982 at mdw1982.com>

Sean O'Connell wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-04-24 at 10:43 -0400, Mark Weaver wrote:
>>Paul Heinlein wrote:
>>>On 04/24/2005 06:54 AM, Mark Weaver wrote:
>>>>My workstation is CentOS 4. I reloaded it to get rid of the FC3 
>>>>installation at the front of the main drive and recover some space on 
>>>>the second drive moving CentOS to the main drive. Everything else 
>>>>works wonderfully as advertised. The following is the only feedback 
>>>>I'm getting when attempting to mount the share from the FC3 server. 
>>>>(the shares on the file server mount perfectly)
>>>In the server's /etc/exports, try adding "insecure" to the general 
>>>option list, e.g.,
>>>The nfs client that ships with CentOS 4 uses a port number higher than 
>>>1024 by default, which isn't what most Linux systems expect.
>>After adding those options to the list the results are the same. 
> Have you ruled out iptables on either the client or the server or both?
> If you stop iptables on the client (/sbin/service iptables stop), does
> the nfs mount work?
> I find on my NFS clients, that i need to allow connections to port 111
> and also to higher level tcp ports (assuming you are doing NFS over tcp)
> --destination-ports 32768:65535.
> Sean

neither the client or the server in question is running any type of 
firewall. They're both behind a gateway machine that provides 
firewalling for the entire LAN. I finally became so disgusted with 
trying to find out what was going on that I simply reloaded the 
workstation with a fresh install of CentOS 4. While that was loading I 
tried mounting the exported share from another machine on the LAN and 
received the same results. so that pretty much tells me the problem is 
definitely on the server. That server is an FC3 machine and is very 
close to being converted to a CentOS machine because I'm very quickly 
becoming disenchanted with Fedora Core 3.

My next step before reloading that machine is to get nfs reinstalled and 
working. baring that its a reload for certain.


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