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Re: FreeBSD, Linux and NFS



I had this running beautifully on ReHad 6.1 and FreeBSD 3.2 before I moved my
own box from RedHat to FreeBSD.
--cokane

Thomas Keusch had the audacity to say:
> Hello,
> 
> does anybody happen to be running NFS between FreeBSD und Linux
> successfully and painless?
> 
> I've got FreeBSD 3.4S cvsupped xmas or one, maybe two days after,
> running as NFS server, while my Linux v2.2.14 box is the client.
> 
> On Linux, I mount stuff like this:
> 
> $ mount -t nfs -o ro,noauto,user,tcp,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr \
>   darkstar:/storage /tmp/storage.darkstar
> 
> On the FreeBSD side of the universe, I've got this in /etc/rc.conf:
> 
> $ grep -e nfs -e mount /etc/rc.conf
> nfs_server_enable="YES"
> nfs_server_flags="-t -n 4"
> mountd_flags="-2 -r"
> 
> Ok, so if I get things right, which I think (hopefully) I do, this means
> that Linux mounts NFS filesystems via TCP/IP, the FreeBSD server forces
> NFS v2 via the "-2" switch given to mountd and the 4 nfsd only serve
> stuff via TCP/IP ("-t" argument).
> 
> But, stressing my home LAN a little bit the last few days, it happened
> to me three times already that the server simply stops serving the fs
> (or NFS in general, I didn't check before restarting stuff :-( ),
> while it stays perfectly functional in all other ways I can think of.
> Ok, it may be that no new/further NFS exported fs may be mounted by
> remote machines, I don't know yet, but I can get you current if asked
> to. Maybe it is just a regular permission problem that it can't mount
> the fs in question via loopback networking.
> 
> Restarting nfsd/mountd, whichever order of starting them, doesn't seem
> to help, on the Linux box processes accessing the NFS fs still hang.
> Having restarted the daemons, I can mount another fs, though.
> (Don't know if this works without restarting, sorry. But I can test..)
> 
> *Finally* :-)
> ... finally this is the error message I get on the Linux box syslog:
> 
> dante kernel: nfs: server darkstar not responding, still trying
> 
> 
> Any ideas on that one?
> 
> Is my assumption, that _only_ NFS v2 via TCP/IP, *NOT* UDP, will work
> between FreeBSD and Linux, correct? At all? If it ever was?
> (I just seem to have remembered this sort of stuff popping up on the
> lists and v2/tcp NFS being the solution)
> 
> So, is there some help for me?
> I don't really know where to look at now..
> 
> Thanks for your valueable time, if you actually read this far :-))
> 
> HAND,
>   thomas
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
>  thomas.                                .powered.by.debian/linux.
>                                            .served.by.FreeBSD.
> 
> 
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