[CentOS] Why portmap is needed for NFSv4 in CentOS6

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Sat Oct 27 14:26:40 EDT 2012

On 10/24/2012 03:25 AM, C. L. Martinez wrote:
>   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.

I wasn't previously aware of that, but I just stopped rpcbind on both my 
CentOS 6 server and Fedora 17 workstation, and was able to mount /home 
by NFS.

Is your client mounting NFS4 by default, or configured to do so correctly?

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