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NFS mount from RHEL 4.6 to Windows Enterprise 2003

 
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NFS mount from RHEL 4.6 to Windows Enterprise 2003

I am writing this group because I think my problem is not enough available resources on my windows box.

I am using Services for Unix on a Windows Enterprise 2003 server with 8 gig of ram, gig interfaces, 2 single core processors 3 gig .
The Linux box is a DL580 G5.
The Windows machine is the server and the Linux box is the client, A DL360 G4.
I am mounting about 20 drives from the Linux box to various windows directories.

When I reboot the Linux box we run the mounting in fstab but several mounts fail to happen.
If we run the scripts manually everything is fine.

This is an extract from the boot.log on the Linux side.
Jun 30 21:14:28 banprod rpcidmapd: rpc.idmapd startup succeeded
Jun 30 21:14:28 banprod mount: mount: mount to NFS server 'MOAS.currynet.local' failed:
Jun 30 21:14:28 banprod mount: RPC Error: Unable to receive.
Jun 30 21:14:28 banprod mount: mount: mount to NFS server 'MOAS.currynet.local' failed: RPC Error: Unable to receive.
Jun 30 21:14:29 banprod last message repeated 13 times
Jun 30 21:14:29 banprod netfs: Mounting NFS filesystems: failed
Jun 30 21:14:29 banprod netfs: Mounting other filesystems: succeeded

this is a partial of the fstab:
MOAS.currynet.local:/Dept$/Uploads/Bursar /mnt/departments/bursar nfs users,rw,exec,hard,intr 0 0


Does this trigger any thought to any one?
MS PSS was less then helpful.
TIA
Chris S
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Re: NFS mount from RHEL 4.6 to Windows Enterprise 2003

Shalom,

Windows 2003 Server firewall blocks nfs by default.

From Linux:

showmount -e host_windows


replace host_windows with ip address or host name of windows box.

If you see available shares we work with the Linux box. If you see nothing, shut down the windows firewall and try again.

If it turns out to be the firewall, then configure it to be open for NFS.

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Steven E Protter
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Re: NFS mount from RHEL 4.6 to Windows Enterprise 2003

I see the drives. I shut down the firewall on the windows box last week for testing purposes. I thnk we are mounting 26 drives altogether and 13 of them are failing. They can be mounted manually. I am attaching mount and fstab output.
this is the result of showmount

[root@banprod etc]# showmount -e moas.currynet.local
Export list for moas.currynet.local:
/STA$ (everyone)
/Dept$ (everyone)
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Exalted Contributor

Re: NFS mount from RHEL 4.6 to Windows Enterprise 2003

Shalom,

Check following:

Windows Event Logs

/var/log/messages

Try a manual mount from Linux mount -t nfs

Post results.

I suspect a windows problem.

Make sure the Windows Unix Services are running, restart.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
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Re: NFS mount from RHEL 4.6 to Windows Enterprise 2003

Nothing in /var/log messages
Nothing in windows logs
See relevant extract from boot.log at top of message. Specifically RPC Error
We could always mount drives manually.

it's like the Linux is to fast for the Windows box.