nfs mounting error

Joseph Loo jloo at
Sun Jul 6 03:44:09 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 22:35 -0500, Mike Chambers wrote:
> 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..
> mikec302 at
I have not worked with redhat for awhile. Next time, try
/etc/init.d/nfs restart
that should restart all the nfs setups and programs.
Joseph Loo
jloo at

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