NFS mount problem

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at
Wed Feb 20 09:34:21 EST 2002

Howard Lowndes wrote:
> I have a vfat partition mounted on box A and I am then trying to nfs mount
> that from box B.  Box A looks to accept the nfs mount request OK judging
> by the /proc/fs/nfs and /var/lib/nfs entries, but box B is still denied
> the access; the message from box B (NFS client) being:
>  mount /mnt/disk/
> mount: failed, reason given by server: Permission denied
> I have /etc/exports and /etc/hosts.allow set up OK.

But can you export a non VFAT partition (Ext2, ISO9660, etc.) from A and mount
it on B? Could be a problem with portmapping or ipchains/iptables (note that
a standard RH7.2 install with Medium level security will stop NFS from
even as a client).


Bob Edwards.

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