[mythtv-users] NFS issue

Andrew Robinson awrobinson-ml at nc.rr.com
Thu Sep 20 03:08:35 UTC 2007

Dan Wilga wrote:
> At 7:53 AM -0500 9/17/07, Chris Cox, N0UK wrote:
>> There is no guarantee whatsoever that after restarting the NFS 
>> server that those RPC programs will use the same tcp or udp ports. 
>> Only the RPC portmapper uses a consistent, well-known port.
> Some distros will allow you to force the port to remain static. Check 
> /etc/sysconfig/nfs, if you have it.

The NFS ports can be fixed and then iptables rules set. I used this 
guide by Chris Lowth, "Configuring NFS under Linux for Firewall 
control",  http://www.lowth.com/LinWiz/nfs_help.html. I summarized 
Chris's paper on my blog: 

Andrew Robinson

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