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Re: how to automount on RedHat

Just note don't forget start ypbind demon , service ypbind start
chkconfig  portmap on
chkconfig  ypbind on
chkconfig  autofs on

On 10/31/06, Nigel Wade <nmw ion le ac uk> wrote:

Dave Martini wrote:
> I'm trying to get automounts to work on my RHEL 4 machine. When I start
> the autofs service I get these errors. How do I get it so it automounts
> my directories from my NIS domain? I don't want to have to put each
> mount in the /etc/fstab file if possible. I would like autofs to handle
> host1# service autofs reload
> automount not running
> host1# service autofs start
> Starting automount: do_ypcall: clnt_call: RPC: Procedure unavailable
> do_ypcall: clnt_call: RPC: Procedure unavailable

That indicates that portmap either isn't running on the NIS server, or
is blocking access to it. Portmap controls access to RPC based services,
both NIS and NFS require access to it. Check that portmap is enabled on
both the
NIS and NFS servers by running:

# chkconfig --list portmap

Portmap should normally be on for run levels 3,4 and 5.

If it's not enabled, enable it either with chkconfig or ntsysv. Then start
it with:

# service portmap start

Once you have portmap enabled on both servers you need to check client
You do this from the NFS client by running:

# rpcinfo -p <RPC server>

substitute <RPC server> with the hostname (or IP) of the NIS and NFS
servers. If
you don't get a response it usually means that iptables is getting in the
If you get a response from rpcinfo but still can't start the service that
be because iptables is open for portmap (port 111) but not for the service
is required. RPC services generally have dynamic ports, hence the use of

All the other symptoms may well be caused by the lack of RPC.

Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group,
             University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
E-mail :    nmw ion le ac uk
Phone :     +44 (0)116 2523548, Fax : +44 (0)116 2523555

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