FC8 and NFS service

Michael W Cocke cocke at catherders.com
Mon Feb 25 00:09:23 UTC 2008

I wonder if this will fix my problem trying to mount a Fedora 7 NFS
export from a Sabayon 3.4 workstation.  Let me go see if we let the
magic smoke out of the chips...


On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 10:19:23 -0500, you wrote:

>Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> Mike Iglesias wrote:
>>> Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>>> Exactly, but even with secure NFS off I still get stuff like:
>>>>     Feb 21 21:50:33 posidon mountd[26030]: refused mount request from 
>>>> for /common (/common
>>>> ): illegal port 60080
>>> Look at "man exports".  You need to use the "insecure" option on the 
>>> export entry to get it to accept any port instead of "secure" ports 
>>> (<1024).
>> I'll set it up tomorrow, but I see no difference between the "insecure" 
>> option for one export and the disabling of securenfs which I have in the 
>>  sysconfig file. I also note that some of the working clients are using 
>> port 32770, which is above both 1024 and 32768...
>> I can try it, but secure NFS should just flat be gone.
>And using the "insecure" export solves the problem. The securenfs option 
>in the /etc/sysconfig/nfs file seems to apply to Kerberos security 
>levels, as documented in "man 5 nfs" under "sec="
>>> So something like:
>>> /common,insecure)
>>> would allow to mount /common read/write from an insecure 
>>> port.
>>> If you're not using an /etc/exports, something like
>>> exportfs -o rw,insecure
>>> should work.
>So I'm down to one issue (so far), which is re-exporting an SMB mounted 
>filesystem as NFS. I currently use an FC1 machine to do that, as recent 
>releases don't include smbfs and the server won't talk using cifs.
>My thought on that is to export a directory using samba and see if I can 
>get the old machine to write in that. The SMB is on a "Windows95RT" 
>device controller, some real time hack of Win95, and can't be upgraded.
>> Thanks for the thought, I'll let you know.
>Double thanks, at least for the first server the problem is solved!
>Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
>   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
>the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot
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