NFS problem: "RPC: Port mapper failure"

Doug White dwhite at
Mon Dec 29 22:22:48 PST 2003

On Sun, 28 Dec 2003, Rob wrote:

> On the client ( I do not get the proper response on:
> 	$ showmount -e
> 	RPC: Port mapper failure
> 	showmount: can't do exports rpc

Make sure portmap (or rpcbind if the server is 5.x) is allowed to talk to
the client in /etc/hosts.allow.

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