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[vox-tech] NFS Mounting Error


I am trying to mount a NFS volume where both machines are on the same home network, but I get the following errors. From the client:

[root@pinky mnt]# mount -t nfs /mnt/tmp
mount: failed, reason given by server: Permission denied

On the server:

cruncher:/# tail /var/log/syslog
Dec 4 10:30:31 cruncher rpc.mountd: authenticated mount request from for /tmp (/tmp)
Dec 4 10:30:31 cruncher rpc.mountd: getfh failed: No such device

I haven't been able to find a single report of this type of syslog error. The server has a custom kernel, version 2.6.8, with the NFS server as a loadable module, and runs debian testing. Two different clients, with different kernels and different distros, gave the same error. Exports looks like:

cruncher:/# more /etc/exports
# /etc/exports: the access control list for filesystems which may be exported
# to NFS clients. See exports(5).

but exportfs -ra gives:

cruncher:/# exportfs -ra
exportfs: /etc/exports [3]: No 'sync' or 'async' option specified for export "".
Assuming default behaviour ('sync').
NOTE: this default has changed from previous versions No such device No such device

Restarting portmap, rpc.mountd, rpc.nfsd, rpc.statd and rpc.lockd don't correct the error. rpcinfo gives:

cruncher:/# rpcinfo -p
program vers proto port
100000 2 tcp 111 portmapper
100000 2 udp 111 portmapper
100005 1 udp 820 mountd
100005 1 tcp 823 mountd
100005 2 udp 820 mountd
100005 2 tcp 823 mountd
100005 3 udp 820 mountd
100005 3 tcp 823 mountd
100024 1 udp 826 status
100024 1 tcp 829 status

I don't know why nfsd doesn't show up. nfs-common and nfs-kernel-server are both installed on the server. Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome.


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