Problems with NFS (client) under 5.1.

Josef Karthauser joe at
Tue Oct 21 05:09:21 PDT 2003

I'm trying to set a FreeBSD 5.1 machine up as an NFS client.  The
server is on an SGI box.  Things are strange:

    phoenix# uname -a
    FreeBSD phoenix.mydomain 5.1-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT #0: Thu Sep 18 15:20:19 GMT 2003 root at pheonix.mydomain:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

    phoenix# ls -ld /mnt
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  512 Jun  5 01:53 /mnt

    phoenix# mount rebus:/rebus/home /mnt
    phoenix# ls -ld /mnt
    ls: /mnt: Permission denied
    phoenix# ls -ld /* | grep mnt

    phoenix# umount /mnt
    phoenix# ls -ld /* | grep mnt
    drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel   512 Jun  5 01:53 /mnt

What's going on here?  Is it a bug or something that I'm doing wrong?

    phoenix# grep nfs /etc/rc.conf
    nfs_client_enable="YES"         # This host is an NFS client (or NO).

The NFS server is:
    IRIX64 rebus 6.5 04101930 IP35 mips

Josef Karthauser (joe at
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