NFS problem: "RPC: Port mapper failure"
tiamat at comset.net
Sun Dec 28 19:43:28 PST 2003
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 09:20:41PM +0900, Rob wrote:
> I am running two FreeBSD-Stable PCs.
> One is an NFS server and the other NFS client. Everything used to
> work fine until recently. I suspect that either the new kernel is the
> problem (although there are no complaints on the stable mailing list)
> or the network administration has changed some things.
> The server is on 22.214.171.124 with following /etc/exports:
> /usr/ports -maproot=root 126.96.36.199
> /home/entertainment -ro 188.8.131.52
> The server boots with rc.conf:
> The client boots with rc.conf:
> On the client (184.108.40.206) I do not get the proper response on:
> $ showmount -e 220.127.116.11
> RPC: Port mapper failure
> showmount: can't do exports rpc
> Doing a mount_nfs on the client, gives the same port mapper failure.
> Portmap is running on the server; it is not on the client, but
> that should be OK here, right?
> I am at a total loss, since I have no idea how to investigate further
> what is actually going wrong. What could be a reason for the RPC Port
> mapper failure? How else can I test the port mapper's functunality?
You can try to check if nfsd and portmap really started on server:
sockstat | grep portmap
sockstat | grep nfsd
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