nfs mounting error

Mike Chambers mike at
Sat Jul 5 21:34:28 UTC 2008

All of a sudden (as in today), when trying to mount an nfs dir from one
of my servers it fails.  I had updated udev to latest from koji (due to
bug in burning permissions), and rebooted and discovered the problem.
Downgraded back to udev from updates and still have problem (yes did a
reboot).  Below is what I am seeing...

[root at scrappy ~]# mount /home/download
mount.nfs: mount to NFS server 'rpcbind' failed: RPC Error: Program not
mount.nfs: internal error

I have made sure no errors were shown when restarting/starting rpcbind
and nfslock on the client side.  The server side hasn't been touched so
it's not that.  Something on client side has to be having problem.
Something with not talking with rpcbind maybe or rpcbind not really
runing even though it starts?  On latter statement, I also don't see
rpc.mountd running on client side neither.

Mike Chambers
Fedora Project - Ambassador, Bug Zapper, Tester, User, etc..
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