Subject: Re: two nfs questions
To: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
From: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/14/1994 11:40:22
> First, at home. I have 2 NetBSD/i386 boxes, spasmodica and boombox,
>both running 1.0_BETA. I'm trying to mount spasmodica:/usr/src on
>boombox:/usr/src. My exports line reads:
>/usr/src -maproot=root boombox.neurotica.com
> I execute this command:
>boombox% mount spasmodica:/usr/src /usr/src
> which returns just fine. However, if I try to do an `ls' of that
>directory, my session locks up. It echoes ^C's but I can't interrupt
>the `ls'. I can establish other sessions just fine. A `df' does the
>same thing; just hangs.
Do you get any "nfs server not responding" messages? I hate to sound dumb, but
are you running nfsd's (no doubt you are, but I had to ask)? This puzzles me,
as I did this for a while at home without any problems. I assume the kernels
are built with NFSSERVER & NFSCLIENT?
> The other one is at the office. There's a NetBSD/sparc 1.0_BETA
>machine there, hairball. My system, rocinante, is running SunOS4.1.3.
>I have /usr/local exported from rocinante to hairball with root
>enabled. I do:
>hairball% mount rocinante:/usr/local /mnt
> which comes back just fine. rocinante's filesystem doesn't show up
>in a `df' display, but it *does* show up properly in a `mount'
>display. If I try an `ls' or anything else to access that directory
>on hairball, I get `permission denied' on hairball and this message in
>/var/adm/messages on rocinante:
>Oct 14 04:35:34 rocinante vmunix: NFS request from unprivileged port.
>Oct 14 04:35:34 rocinante vmunix: nfs_server: weak authentication, source IP a
> The 126.96.36.199 machine is hairball. Here's the wierd part:
>another machine on the same network, ss1, has filesystems exported to
>hairball that I can mount, umount, and *access* all day with no
>problem at all. I've gone over EVERYTHING. As far as I can tell,
>their configurations are identical. I see what I expect to see in a
>`showmount -e rocinante' from hairball, as well. The same exact thing
>happens with a 486 running BSDI.
Is it possible that rocinante has NFS port checking turned on? From the
standard Sun rc.local:
if [ -f /etc/exports ]; then
nfsd 8 & echo -n ' nfsd'
if [ -f /etc/security/passwd.adjunct ]; then
# Warning! Turning on port checking may deny access to
# older versions (pre-3.0) of NFS clients.
echo "nfs_portmon/W1" | adb -w /vmunix /dev/kmem >/dev/null 2>&1
So perhaps you are running rpc.mountd without the -n? I believe there is an
option to the NetBSD mount command that makes it use a priviledged port.