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NFS Service not starting

Hi,

 

For some reason NFS stopped working yesturday and when I checked the NFS service was disabled, when I try and start it hangs for five mins and then stops.

 

I have looked at all the standard files but cant see what is wrong, below is part of my syslog.log file for today which shows a error about BIND.

 

Mar 25 08:49:44 wmbldrt301 inetd[18381]: ftp/tcp: Connection from ukwmdc01data02 (10.1.9.202) at Tue Mar 25 08:49:44 2014
Mar 25 08:49:44 wmbldrt301 sshd[18379]: Did not receive identification string from 10.1.9.202
Mar 25 08:49:44 wmbldrt301 ftpd[18381]: Data port : 20
Mar 25 08:49:44 wmbldrt301 ftpd[18381]: FTP server (Revision 1.1 Version wuftpd-2.6.1(PHNE_40380) Fri Dec  4 10:04:38 GMT 2009) ready.
Mar 25 08:49:44 wmbldrt301 ftpd[18381]: lost connection to ukwmdc01data02.eu.tbs.thebodyshop.com [10.1.9.202]
Mar 25 08:49:44 wmbldrt301 ftpd[18381]: FTP session closed
Mar 25 08:49:46 wmbldrt301 inetd[18384]: tftp/udp: Connection from ukwmdc01data02 (10.1.9.202) at Tue Mar 25 08:49:46 2014
Mar 25 08:59:46 wmbldrt301 tftpd[18384]: Timeout (no requests in 10 minutes)
Mar 25 09:46:16 wmbldrt301 sshd[461]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Version;Remote: 10.10.82.27-60427;Protocol: 2.0;Client: PuTTY_Release_0.63
Mar 25 09:46:16 wmbldrt301 sshd[461]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Kex;Remote: 10.10.82.27-60427;Enc: aes256-ctr;MAC: hmac-sha2-256;Comp: none [preau
th]
Mar 25 09:46:19 wmbldrt301 sshd[461]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Authname;Remote: 10.10.82.27-60427;Name: julianh [preauth]
Mar 25 09:46:21 wmbldrt301 sshd[461]: Accepted password for julianh from 10.10.82.27 port 60427 ssh2
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1457]: Setting STREAMS-HEAD high water value to 131072.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: nfsd do_one mpctl succeeded: ncpus = 2.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: nfsd do_one pmap 2
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1461]: Cannot get address for transport tcp host \1 service nfsd
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1461]: Cannot establish NFS service over tcp: transport setup problem.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: nfsd do_one pmap 3
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1465]: nfsd do_one bind 0
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1465]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1465]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem.
Attempting older NFSD binding method.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1465]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Exiting.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1465]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Attempting older NFSD binding method.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1465]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Exiting.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: nfsd do_one bind 1
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1465]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Attempting older NFSD binding method.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Exiting.
Mar 25 09:49:52 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[1462]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4304]: Setting STREAMS-HEAD high water value to 131072.
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: nfsd do_one mpctl succeeded: ncpus = 2.
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: nfsd do_one pmap 2
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: nfsd do_one pmap 3
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4311]: nfsd do_one bind 0
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4311]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4311]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Attempting older NFSD binding method.
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: nfsd do_one bind 1
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Attempting older NFSD binding method.
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4311]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4308]: Cannot get address for transport tcp host \1 service nfsd
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4308]: Cannot establish NFS service over tcp: transport setup problem.
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4311]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Exiting.
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 09:59:50 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[4309]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Exiting.
Mar 25 10:05:23 wmbldrt301 sshd[5660]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Version;Remote: 10.10.82.27-60631;Protocol: 2.0;Client: PuTTY_Release_0.63
Mar 25 10:05:23 wmbldrt301 sshd[5660]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Kex;Remote: 10.10.82.27-60631;Enc: aes256-ctr;MAC: hmac-sha2-256;Comp: none [prea
uth]
Mar 25 10:05:27 wmbldrt301 sshd[5660]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Authname;Remote: 10.10.82.27-60631;Name: julianh [preauth]
Mar 25 10:05:28 wmbldrt301 sshd[5660]: Accepted password for julianh from 10.10.82.27 port 60631 ssh2
Mar 25 10:14:25 wmbldrt301 inetd[7608]: ftp/tcp: Connection from ukl13175 (10.10.82.27) at Tue Mar 25 10:14:25 2014
Mar 25 10:14:25 wmbldrt301 ftpd[7608]: Data port : 20
Mar 25 10:14:25 wmbldrt301 ftpd[7608]: FTP server (Revision 1.1 Version wuftpd-2.6.1(PHNE_40380) Fri Dec  4 10:04:38 GMT 2009) ready.
Mar 25 10:14:26 wmbldrt301 ftpd[7608]: FTP LOGIN FROM ukl13175.eu.tbs.thebodyshop.com [10.10.82.27], julianh
Mar 25 10:18:44 wmbldrt301 automountd[19668]: server bsi01da1 not responding
Mar 25 10:18:44 wmbldrt301 automountd[19668]: server bsi01da1 not responding
Mar 25 10:25:51 wmbldrt301 inetd[9811]: ftp/tcp: Connection from ukl13175 (10.10.82.27) at Tue Mar 25 10:25:51 2014
Mar 25 10:25:51 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9811]: Data port : 20
Mar 25 10:25:51 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9811]: FTP server (Revision 1.1 Version wuftpd-2.6.1(PHNE_40380) Fri Dec  4 10:04:38 GMT 2009) ready.
Mar 25 10:25:51 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9811]: FTP LOGIN FROM ukl13175.eu.tbs.thebodyshop.com [10.10.82.27], julianh
Mar 25 10:26:08 wmbldrt301 inetd[9980]: ftp/tcp: Connection from ukl13175 (10.10.82.27) at Tue Mar 25 10:26:08 2014
Mar 25 10:25:51 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9811]: FTP LOGIN FROM ukl13175.eu.tbs.thebodyshop.com [10.10.82.27], julianh
Mar 25 10:26:08 wmbldrt301 inetd[9980]: ftp/tcp: Connection from ukl13175 (10.10.82.27) at Tue Mar 25 10:26:08 2014
Mar 25 10:26:08 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9980]: Data port : 20
Mar 25 10:26:08 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9980]: FTP server (Revision 1.1 Version wuftpd-2.6.1(PHNE_40380) Fri Dec  4 10:04:38 GMT 2009) ready.
Mar 25 10:26:08 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9980]: FTP LOGIN FROM ukl13175.eu.tbs.thebodyshop.com [10.10.82.27], julianh
Mar 25 10:27:09 wmbldrt301 ftpd[9980]: FTP session closed
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10907]: Setting STREAMS-HEAD high water value to 131072.
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: nfsd do_one mpctl succeeded: ncpus = 2.
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: nfsd do_one pmap 2
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: nfsd do_one pmap 3
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10913]: nfsd do_one bind 0
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10913]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10913]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Attempting older NFSD binding method
.
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: nfsd do_one bind 1
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Attempting older NFSD binding method
.
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10913]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Exiting.
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10911]: Cannot get address for transport tcp host \1 service nfsd
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10911]: Cannot establish NFS service over tcp: transport setup problem.
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10912]: netdir_getbyname (transport udp, host/serv \1/nfsd), Error 0
Mar 25 10:29:16 wmbldrt301 /usr/sbin/nfsd[10913]: Cannot establish NFS service over udp: bind problem. Exiting.
Mar 25 10:29:38 wmbldrt301 ftpd[7608]: User julianh timed out after 900 seconds at Tue Mar 25 10:29:38 2014
Mar 25 10:29:38 wmbldrt301 ftpd[7608]: FTP session closed

 

 

 

 

 

3 REPLIES
Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: NFS Service not starting

Check your /etc/services file and see if the following 2 lines are there.  If not, add them and try again.

 

nfsd 2049/udp # NFS remote file system 
nfsd 2049/tcp # NFS remote file system 

 

 

Occasional Contributor

Re: NFS Service not starting

 

 

Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: NFS Service not starting

Just for the sake of completeness: the error message does not refer to BIND the DNS server, but to the bind(2) system call.

 

bind(2) is used to assign a particular IP address and/or port number to a network socket before starting to use it. It is usually used when setting up a network service to receive incoming connections, but can be used for outgoing connections too, if needed.

 

Just before the errors you noticed, nfsd makes a netdir_getbyname(3N) call, and the parameters indicate it is trying to look up the port number of nfsd from /etc/services. Apparently "I looked but there was none" is not exactly an error for netdir_getbyname(3N).

 

In the HP-UX circles, there lives a misguided idea of disabling network services by editing the /etc/services file.

In the HP-UX 10.20 era, that used to be the only way to make syslogd stop listening on the network for incoming syslog messages. There might have been a security vulnerability to which this was the accepted workaround.

 

Apparently someone extrapolated from that, and guessed that it was the standard way to disable services on HP-UX. No, it's not. It is only applicable in one specific case, with an ancient syslog daemon that opens a network socket by default and has no proper option to disable that behavior. The right way to disable a standard network service on HP-UX is by either commenting it out in /etc/inetd.conf or setting an appropriate variable to 0 in the service's configuration file in /etc/rc.config.d/. With third-party add-on software, all bets are off, but unless the add-on comes with a kernel module, there is usually a better way.

 

(Please try and debunk this misguided idea of removing things from /etc/services whenever you find it.)

 

MK