NFS unexpectedly starts timing out diring mount
At home we have a file server (called april), which provides a central
filesystem (called /farhome) containing everyone's home directory.
It's been working fine for years, until yesterday,
Suddenly one of our machines (called shadow) cannot mount /farhome, ans
instead gets mount timeouts.
Another machine (called lovesong), which has /farhome slready mounted, just
Frankly, I'm afraid to reboot lovesong in case we end up havein go run all
our programs directly on the file server.
As far as I know, nothing has changed in the systen set-up. WHich
probably just shows how little I know. I have been doing regular security
updates on the server, of course; I don't know when the most recent one
was. april runs etch, with kernel 2.6.18-6-amd64. I tried rebooting april
into an older kernel 2.6.18-3-amd64. It didn't help.
I can ping esily between the two boxes. I can ssh from shadow to april,
too, so connectivity shouldn't be a problem. The permissions in
/etc/exports are the same as always, and identify the machines by IP
number, so DNS failure shouldn't be relevant.
Does anyone have deas how to track this down?