Monday 26 July 2010

NFS and bind - no good together

I had problems getting my NFS server to work. The whole client side seemed to have stuck to some state that wasn't anymore (plus I got a few stale NFS handles as a bonus).

In the end the problem was that what I was looking at was a bound directory and that just didn't work. I have a /share directory on the server and I had bound /home to /share/home and this wouldn't work. Once I removed the binding from /etc/fstab and just added the /home directory directly to /etc/exports, NFS started working properly.

I don't have the expertise to figure why this is, I'm just happy I got that fixed.

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