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What is working of mountd and rpcbind in nfs server ?

Posted on 2009-04-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
As far as I know we can't mount the share on the nfs client from nfs server if 'mountd' and 'rpcbind' is not working in nfs server? What is the use of each one of them, and how to figure it out with the error message on client that which daemon is not running on the nfs server to troubleshoot it.Thanks!
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Brian Utterback earned 1000 total points
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The NFS service is implemented over the wire using the RPC protocol. You must run rpcbind to use RPC. And NFS version 3 uses a separate protocol to get a cookie for mounting the NFS file system. The NFS version 4 protocol does this in-line. So, vers 3 and before must also have mountd running, unless you are using what is called "public mounts" which use a pre-eastablished cookie, but you can only have one per system.

I don't happen to know what the errors you would see if these are not running, but unless you are using public mounts, it will fail in the iniital mount.

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Thanks blu :-)

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