NFS problem in FC13 FIXED, at least for now

Gerhard Magnus magnus at
Thu Jun 17 00:04:59 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-15 at 23:41 +0100, M A Young wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2010, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> > I am trying to upgrade the boxes on a small LAN from FC11 to FC13. The
> > server is now running FC13 and NFS. One of the boxes that is still
> > running FC11 can read & write to the shared directories on the server
> > without problems. But I'm having problems accessing these directories on
> > another client that I have upgraded to FC13.
> >
> > During booting of this second client running FC13 I get this message:
> >
> > Mounting NFS filesystems:  mount.nfs: access denied by server while
> > mounting
> >
> > Any suggestions for troubleshooting this would be most appreciated.
> FC13 now defaults to NFSv4 which might (or might not) be related to the 
> problem you are seeing. You could try to mount the directory with the 
> option -o nfsvers=3 and look to see if that makes any difference. Of 
> course it is also worth checking that the client really does have 
> permission to mount that directory.

I changed the entry for the share in the client's fstab file to:    /home/magnusg/Music    nfs
rw,auto,hard,intr,bg,nfsvers=3   0 0

and everything works fine -- i.e. I can run NFS on an FC13 server and
access the share on an FC13 client.

My understanding is that I've forced the client to use NFSv3, right? So,
assuming Fedora continue to use NSFv4 for awhile, the long-term problem
of how settings on the client differ for NSFv4 with respect to earlier

However -- thank you! It's yet another example of help I've received
from this list in cutting through what to me seemed an intractable

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