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NFSmounting problem

NFSmounting problem

I had server A OPEN VMS and server B Solaris.
I tried to mount server A but error occured.PS server B is a three clustered box

root@B # mount -F nfs -o rw 10.160.129.1:/cmg/smsc /mnt/smsc70

NFS fsinfo failed for server 10.160.129.1: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)

nfs mount: mount: /mnt/smsc70: Permission denied



root@A # mount -F nfs -o rw 10.160.129.2:/cmg/smsc /mnt/smsc70

NFS fsinfo failed for server 10.160.129.2: error 7 (RPC: Authentication error)

nfs mount: mount: /mnt/smsc70: Permission denied

Can someone help me here? we tried it in other elements having Open VMS & we are able to mount it.?
Anything we need to do with the OpenVMS box.?
thanks
7 REPLIES
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: NFSmounting problem

1. What verion of VMS and TCPIP are you talking about.
2. I guess you have NFS enabled on VMS?
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager

Re: NFSmounting problem

1. TCPIP> sh version

Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Alpha Version V5.3 - ECO 2

on a AlphaServer DS25 running OpenVMS V7.3-1

2.Yes NFS is enabled in VMS.
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: NFSmounting problem

I must admid I have no experience with NFS at all, but given the messages I guess it's a matter of authentication. The TCPIP management manual gives info on NFS server on http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/73final/6526/6526pro_036.html#nfs_server_chap

A quick loook: It discusses access matters - including authentication - in several places. Take a look at chapter 20.6 certainly.
On http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/73final/6526/6526pro_038.html#nfs_client_chap the client is discussed, with authentication aissues as well (Paragraph 21.1.3)

Hope this brings you further
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: NFSmounting problem

enabling audit for file access failure on the vms system may give you more useful messages.
SET AUDIT/AUDIT/ENABLE=ACCESS=FAILURE/LOGINFAIL=NET

then
ANAL/AUDIT/SINCE=hh:mm locationofjournal

____________________
Purely Personal Opinion

Re: NFSmounting problem

Hmmm... Ian,

The command isn't
set audit/alarm/enable=file=fail=all/enable=logfail=net

D.
(aka "the return of DTL")
Alex Daniels
Frequent Advisor

Re: NFSmounting problem

You will see NFS mount failures by doing repl/ena on the VMS box, then doing the mount on your solaris box.

Dont have VMS in front of me so will add some more to this on Monday if its not all here or syntax is wrong.

If not done already also enable Portmapper.

Check you have the mount set up right in VMS...

TCPIP> show map

This should be the first part of the mount path, usually the disk.

TCPIP> show expo

This should be the rest of the path in your mount command.

Ideally put on the export the UNIX boxes you will connect from ie.. /host=(UNIXCLUSTER_BOX1,UNIXCLUSTER_BOX2)

Then you need to set up the authorization for the unix boxes/users.

TCPIP> add prox SYSTEM/host=unixbox1/uid=10/gid=1

This example sets up a proxy between the SYSTEM account on VMS and the uid/gid combination on UNIX.

If you still have problems post the output from...

TCPIP> show map
TCPIP> show expo
TCPIP> show prox


This is all assuming you are exporting a native VMS file system, not a UNIX container file system. Post if thats not the case.

Re: NFSmounting problem

we are also confused why the logfiles for NFS are empty. We look at DSA0:[TCPIP$NFS] directory and we should be able to see the reason why the mount attempts fail. However the log files are empty which is also why we are clueless about the problem. Anything to check