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NFS issue on RHEL 5.3

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bullz
Super Advisor

NFS issue on RHEL 5.3

Hello Gurus,

# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga)

I want to mount one of the NFS mountpoint on my Linux server.

showmount –e NFSserver is giving me a reply properly.

But, rpcinfo giving me an error.

# rpcinfo -p localhost
rpcinfo: can't contact portmapper: RPC: Remote system error - Connection refused


when I checked the server first time, NFS related RPMs were not installed on server. I tried to install via YUM.
But still I doubt, some of the RPMs are missing.

# rpm -qa | grep -i nfs
nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-7.2.z2
nfs-utils-1.0.9-40.el5
nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-7.2.z2
nfs4-acl-tools-0.3.1-1.el5.1
nfs-utils-lib-devel-1.0.8-7.2.z2
system-config-nfs-1.3.23-1.el5.0.1

# cd /etc/init.d
# ls -l | grep -i nfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4668 Jan 21 2009 nfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3465 Jan 21 2009 nfslock

Could someone tell me the list of RPMs which require mount NFS filesystem on my Linux server.

Your help is much appreciated.
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Goran Koruga
Honored Contributor

Re: NFS issue on RHEL 5.3

Hello.

Portmapper is in the 'portmap' package.

Connection refused means it's either not listening on given IP (not running belongs in this category too), or your firewall is blocking it.

Regards,
Goran
bullz
Super Advisor

Re: NFS issue on RHEL 5.3

Yes, I agree that port is not listening.

To make the port to listen, NFS demon need to be started right?

I feel that, few NFS startup scripts are missing. Is it due the missing NFS rpms?

Working servers
---------------------

# ls -l | grep -i nfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2509 Jun 21 2004 nfs
-rwx------ 1 root root 1101 Jun 28 2005 nfsboot
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1726 May 23 2005 nfslock
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 4320 May 23 2005 nfsserver

Preset server
--------------------

# ls -l | grep -i nfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4668 Jan 21 2009 nfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3465 Jan 21 2009 nfslock
Goran Koruga
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: NFS issue on RHEL 5.3

Hi.

In RH 5.3 the /etc/init.d/nfs script shall start the NFS server related processes.

Does it nt do that for you? Likewise, if you install the 'portmap' package, you'll get "/etc/init.d/portmap".

Regards,
Goran
bullz
Super Advisor

Re: NFS issue on RHEL 5.3

Well spoted "Goran Koruga". I wish to give more than 10 pts, but unfortunate no option :(
bullz
Super Advisor

Re: NFS issue on RHEL 5.3

Resolved.