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Old 12th March 2010, 10:51 PM
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Unhappy mount.nfs: mount system call failed

Running NFS on Fedora 10. Exports fine. I tested it locally. I tested the NFS configuration by trying to access the exported directory from my local machine, before testing it from a remote machine.
While logged in as root, I created a new directory “/mnt/nfstest”. Then I mounted the NFS share at the new directory I created:

[root@eric root]# mount -t nfs localhost:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest

When I tried to mount on the remote client:

[root@frank root]# mount -t nfs eric:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest

After a while I got:

# mount eric:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest
mount.nfs: mount system call failed

I tried strace but wasn't sure what I was looking for, but I've attached the results as a .odt file.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This one has me stumped.
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Old 14th March 2010, 06:59 AM
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Re: mount.nfs: mount system call failed

You probably haven't opened the rpc ports. Take down the firewalls on both systems. If that works then lookup the half dozen threads on this forum about the issue of setting the rpc services to fixed ports.
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