NFS issues

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Oct 24 03:03:30 UTC 2011

Gerhard Magnus wrote:
>> On 10/23/2011 07:24 AM, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
>>> 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:
>>> /home/magnusg/Music
>>> 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:
>>> MOUNTD_PORT=4002
>>> STATD_PORT=4003
>>> 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
>>> "hard,intr,bg,vers=4,addr=,clientaddr="
>>> Then I don't get a "Music" icon on my desktop, and when I open the
>>> folder there's nothing in it.
> On Sun, 2011-10-23 at 07:32 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote
>> You may be running into the same bug others have....  That is NFS
> mounts
>> not mounting at boot time.  There is a bugzilla open for it....
>> Try mounting manually.  If that works, then you're experiencing the
> bug.
> Is this the right mount command?
> mount -t nfs /home/magnusg/Music
> I get this error message:
> mount.nfs: Connection timed out
I think you may want type nfs4, I need it to mount from older clients to newer 
exports. But before you go further, I assume you have entered the 'exportfs' 
command on the server and checked the output. Do share that output with us.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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