[mythtv-users] NFS issue

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 17:43:53 UTC 2007

On 12/09/2007, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I checked rpcinfo on both machines and saw that the correct ports are being
> used.  I added port 111 to both firewalls (the Myth box and the NFS server)
> and restarted both, but I still cannot connect.  When I try mounting the
> share from my Myth box now, I get the following timeout errors:
>                     mount: mount to NFS server '' failed: timed
> out (retrying)
> It does this 4 times and gives up on the 5th.  Nothing shows up in
> /var/log/messages or /var/log/secure on the NFS server.  I can successfully
> SSH over to the NFS server from my Myth box, and ping works as well.  Also,
> I did look at the link that you provided, but nothing in there seemed to
> apply too well (I'm running FC6 & Myth installed by MythDora 4.0).

It looks like the firwall is silently dropping the packages, resulting
in the timeouts. Perhaps you might post the output of 'iptables -L' so
we can see if there's any obvious rule accounting for this behaviour.

Nick Morrott

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