Binding ports for NFS

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at
Sat Dec 17 23:41:17 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 23:56 -0500, redhatdude at wrote:
> Hi,
> Let's see if I have more luck with this question and somebody answers  
> it.
> I'm trying to share a folder using NFS. The problem I'm having is  
> with the ports some of the daemons use and the firewall. The ports  
> for portmapper and nfsd remain the same all the time and I can open  
> them in the firewall. However, daemons such as lockd and mountd  
> change every time I load the nfs service. What I'd like to do is bind  
> these daemos to a specific port that would remain open in the  
> firewall. How can I accomplish that?
> Thanks a lot for any help,
> EJ

Have a look at for some good
info on forcing various NFS daemons to use specific ports.


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