Mounting nfs under debian

If you recieve the problem:

mount to NFS server ‘SERVER’ failed: server is down. 

When mounting a NFS exported folder, the obvious thing to check is where portmap is bound to…

Try running dpkg-reconfigure portmap

If make sure that the option saying “bind portmap to local intefaces” is set to no.

It’s a muppet mistake for me to make; but no-where on google mentioned to check it.

One Response to “Mounting nfs under debian”

  1. Patrick Ingle Says:

    running debian sarge and receives NFS mount failure, try dpkg-reconfigure portmap and receive not found error

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