setting up nfs

Joel Gwynn joelman at
Sat Jul 21 15:40:00 EDT 2001

I'm using mediaone, with a linksys router, and I'm trying to connect to a machine that a friend of mine is hosting for me.

I can ssh to this machine, ping it, etc.  I set up nfs on that computer, and the output of rpcinfo -p on that machine is:

   program vers proto   port
    100000    2   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   udp    111  portmapper
    100024    1   udp    749  status
    100024    1   tcp    751  status
    100003    2   udp   2049  nfs
    100003    2   tcp   2049  nfs
    100005    1   udp    821  mountd
    100005    2   udp    821  mountd
    100005    1   tcp    824  mountd
    100005    2   tcp    824  mountd

I have an entry in the hosts.allow file with the mediaone dynamic ip of my client machine, and the filesystem in my exports file.

When I try to mount the drive, nothing happens for a while, then I get:

mount: RPC: Timed out

rpcinfo -p <hostname> gives me this output:

rpcinfo: can't contact portmapper: RPC: Remote system error - Connection timed out

Am I doing this right?

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