NFS issues

Gerhard Magnus magnus at
Sat Oct 22 23:24:19 UTC 2011

I have a small home LAN. I am running FC15 on the server. As I still
have not made a full peace with FC15 I'm still running FC13 on the
client. Several years and FC versions ago, someone on the list told me
about this procedure for setting up NFS, which has been working fine...
until now.


On the server (

My /etc/exports file looks like this:

Using the system-config-nfs "General Options tab" I have "Allow
connections from port 1024 and higher" checked.

I have services nfs and nfslock running on levels 3,4,5.

In /etc/sysconfig/nfs I've set these ports:

In the firewall I have these ports open:
NFSV4 2049 (tcp)
4000-4003 (tcp and udp)
111 (tcp and udp)


on the client (

I added this to /etc/fstab:    /home/magnusg/Music    nfs
rw,auto,hard,intr,bg      0 0

Services netfs, nfslock and rpcbind are running on levels 3,4,5.


When I boot the client and get to the "Mounting NFS filesystems" section
I don't get error messages -- but I do see this:
mount.nfs: backgrounding
: mount options

Then I don't get a "Music" icon on my desktop, and when I open the
folder there's nothing in it. 

Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated.

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