[clug] nfs mount failing

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Wed Aug 12 06:45:21 MDT 2009

Michael James wrote:
> On 12/08/2009, at 9:47 PM, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>> This is supposed to be simple.
> NFS never is, it's the closest we get to MS flakeyness;
>  only on the full moon, facing west, with the right imprecation.
> Fortunately black goats are rarely necessary.
>> e7a is f11. I export a directory (/data1).
>> It is in /etc/exportfs and the client is in /etc/hosts.allow.
>> An attempt to mount gives
>>     mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting e7a:/data1
>> and on the server I see
>>     mountd[26524]: refused mount request from for /data1 
>> (/data1): unmatched host
> Is the client identified by in /etc/exports ?

No, it is identified by name. This works just fine on another machine here.

I put in and it mounted. I did not expect this.

The ip correctly resolves on the server:

[eyal at e7a ~]$ host e4.eyal.emu.id.au
e4.eyal.emu.id.au has address

[eyal at e7a ~]$ host domain name pointer e4.eyal.emu.id.au.

There must be away to not use the ip in /etc/exports though?

> Is IPv6 safely disabled?

Left is at the default install state.

> Is it a full moon?

It was, *exactly* a week ago!


Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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