nfs mounting error

Mike Chambers mike at
Sun Jul 6 03:35:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 16:34 -0500, Mike Chambers wrote:
> 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
> registered
> 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.

This MAY have been on the server end, as I hadn't rebooted it for few
weeks and was waiting to since got new kernel installed.  But since this
problem occurred, thought would reboot anyway just to make sure and now
nfs seems to be working so far.

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