Mount problem - getfh failed

Posted on 2006-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I get the following message in the logs when I try to mount a drive by nfs on another machine:

 rpc.mountd: getfh failed: Operation not permitted

The funny thing is I have other drives mounted with exactly the same configuration, and there is no problem in these other ones!!

Question by:sandeep_th
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    Is portmap started?


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    Yes, it is.
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    Then its probably /etc/exports

    I struggled with this myself for a while until I finally understood what the * really means.  Check your  wildcarding
    and DNS, then stop nfs, nfslock  then start again (don't just do restarts)

    We ran into problems with
    /home 192.168.1.*(rw,async,insecure)
    until we learned the error of our ways.

    now we simply use ip networks, hosts, or full wild cards
    /home *(rw,async,insecure)


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