NFS - Problem 2 today, NFSPROC_NULL error

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sun Jun 29 13:52:48 PDT 2003

Rod Person wrote:
> ok,
> when trying to make a nfs connect to the server, I get the following
> error.
> 	NFSPROC_NULL: RPC: Unable to receive; errno = Connection refused
> Nothing is written in /var/messages on the server. So I'm not sure what
> to do.
> I tried starting nfsiod on the client and still the same error. I'm
> assuming this is a client problem and not a server problem.
> Googling this error return nothing of use. So I'm stuck at what to look
> at now.
> The Client is a FreeBSD 4.8-stable laptop and the Server is 4.7.

IPFW rules on the server?  Is the /etc/exports file on the server configured
to deny certain hosts?
Try running nmap from the client to see if it sees ports 111, 1022, 1023
open.  If not, it's a packet filter somewhere or the required services aren't

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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