more attempts to resolve NSF issues

Gerhard Magnus magnus at
Mon Oct 24 00:36:14 UTC 2011

I can ping (and ssh) the server from the client.
When I restart nfs and nfslock on the server I get this in the
server /var/log/messages:
PuteF kernel: [25572.902466] NFSD: Using /var/lib/nfs/v4recovery as the
NFSv4 state recovery directory
PuteF kernel: [25572.902504] NFSD: starting 90-second grace period
PuteF rpc.mountd[8699]: Version 1.2.4 starting
But on the client, mount /home/magnusg/Music returns:
mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting

a couple more things
(1) on the client, showmount -e (the server)
Export list for (shows nothing)
But on the server, my /etc/exports file contains:
(2) also on the client, trying to mount with mount.nfs:
mount.nfs PuteF:/home/magnusg/Music /home/magnusg/Music -v
mount.nfs: timeout set for Sun Oct 23 17:25:32 2011
mount.nfs: trying text-based options
mount.nfs: mount(2): Permission denied
mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting

OK, my only contact with people who use Linux these days is on this
list, so I have no idea what the current "lore" is. Does anybody
actually use NFS anymore? If not, is there any alternative to NFS
besides using ssh?


Restating the problem from yesterday:

On the server, running FC15 (
(1) My /etc/exports file looks like this:
(2) Using the system-config-nfs "General Options tab" I have "Allow
connections from port 1024 and higher" checked.
(3) I have services nfs and nfslock running on levels 3,4,5.
(4) In /etc/sysconfig/nfs I've set these ports:
(5) In the firewall I have these ports open:
NFSV4 2049 (tcp)
4000-4003 (tcp and udp)
111 (tcp and udp)

on the client, running FC13 (
(1) I added this to /etc/fstab: /home/magnusg/Music nfs
rw,auto,hard,intr,bg 0 0
(2) 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
/home/magnusg/Music remains unmounted

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