Subject: NFS v2 server with V3 client
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/16/1997 00:46:42

a friend of mine has written a portable NFS daemon with caching support
- still beta) - under Linux. I got the source code and was able to
compile it. The problem is that if I try to mountd without special
options I get messages like this:

tron@colwyn:~#mount_nfs lyssa:/home:/home /pst
mount_nfs: bad MNT RPC: RPC: Timed out


[Yes, the "mount" command is correct.]

If I use NFS v2 it works:

tron@colwyn:~#mount_nfs -2 lyssa:/home:/home /pst
tron@colwyn:~#df /pst
Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
lyssa:/home:/home     625421  349251   244898     59%   /pst

I would like to know if this a bug in his "nfsd" or if such things
happen between V2 servers and V3 clients.

Matthias Scheler