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Re: is there something unreliable about "showmount -e"?



On 7/28/07, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday mindspring com> wrote:
>
>   just yesterday, i was demonstrating NFS to a class of people running
> F7 on their laptops, and i set up a simple NFS export on one system,
> and asked everyone else to run "showmount -e" against that server.
>
>   only one system in the class got output from showmount, although
> everyone could ping the server properly.  i found this just a bit
> odd, and spent a few minutes trying to figure out what was happening,
> to no avail.
>
>   these were 64-bit F7 installs, and i didn't get a chance to see if a
> 32-bit install would work any differently.  so, is there some reason i
> would have seen this behaviour?  the showmounts didn't fail with error
> messages, they just returned nothing (in most cases).  thoughts?
>
> rday
>
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Greetings Robert,

I have seen this result when the firewall is blocking the NFS ports.

-- 
Virtually,
Tom W


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