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nfs mount: 10.1.2.3: : RPC: Authentication error - Failed (unspecified error)

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Hi ,

I have nfs server on RHEL 6 ..i am able to mount my share from other machines too.

i am just facing issue while mounting share on hp unix it gives:

nfs mount: 10.1.2.3: : RPC: Authentication error - Failed (unspecified error)

nfs mount: retrying: /pc
nfs mount: giving up on: /pc


please help
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Try this as root:

service portmap stop

rpcbind -i -w

service portmap start

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Try again
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On HPuX or RHEL machine ?

Remember : other redhat machines able to share the nfs folder from my rhel nfs server.

but only hpux machine not able to mount and giving rpc authentication error please confirm again
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On RHEL
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What does showmount return?

showmount Remote_Server
showmount -e Remote_Server
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by:Imran Saeed
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get the latest NFS patches from HP for HP-UX, install the patch set, sit through the system boot and try the connectivity test again.

Also please elaborate by answering the below.

What is the mount command you used in the client?
what entry in hosts file of NFS server for the client?
what entry in hosts file of NFS client for the server?
what is the hostname command output from the client?
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its already updated one but still problem there - I am able to mount the same nfs share from a solaris machine but only hp ux having issues
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Thanks for ur effort
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