nfs localy ok -> I pxe boot pxe client -> RPC: Timed out ? (nfs localy unresponsive)

cor-lem at cor-lem at
Wed Feb 28 19:25:32 UTC 2007


I'm trying to get pxe booting working on/with FreeBSD 5.5.

# uname -a
FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE-p11 FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE-p11 
#0: Sun Feb 25 20:41:52 CET 2007 
root at  i386

I'm somehow stuck at nfs server which stops responding after a pxe 
booting client tried to use a nfs share to boot of.

I hope hope someone can give me some insight. Any input is apreciated.

My exports file looks like this;
/A/hdloos -maproot=0 -network 192.168.5 -mask

And in /etc/rc.conf I have;
nfsd_flags="-u -t -h -n 6"


At first boot nfs server pc everything looks ok;

# mount -v /mnt1 on /mnt1 (nfs, fsid 05ff000404000000)

# touch /mnt1/test

# ls -l /mnt1
total 2
drwxr-xr-x  4 root  wheel  512 Feb 28 16:29 boot
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    0 Feb 28 16:40 test

# showmount -a
All mount points on localhost:

# umount /mnt1

(now I boot my pxe boot client)

On the nfs server I see then in my log besides the dhcp lease;

Feb 28 16:43:52 Moth01 rpcbind: connect from to 

Feb 28 16:44:07 Moth01 rpcbind: connect from to 

On the screen of the pxe booting client the pc hangs at

pxe_open: server addr:
pxe_open: server path: /A/hdloos
pxe_open: gateway ip:

(looks all ok, except that it stops here)

But after this when I go back to the nfs server and try mount nfs share 
local again:

# mount -v /mnt1
[udp] RPCPROG_MNT: RPC: Timed out

# showmount -a
RPC: Timed out
showmount: can't do mountdump rpc

So I reboot the nfs server and back at the root prompt I do again;

# mount -v /mnt1 on /mnt1 (nfs, fsid 05ff000404000000)

# showmount -a
All mount points on localhost:

in my dhcpd.conf I have specific to pxe client;

subnet netmask {
option domain-name-servers;
option routers;

  host hdloze001 {
    hardware ethernet 00:04:76:1f:7d:b6;
    server-name "";
    filename "pxeboot";
    option root-path "";

Thanks for reading this far,

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