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Improve NFS client performance
Authored by: doggkruse on May 07, '03 02:04:19PM

I have never been able to figure out how to get my Mac to mount a NFS share from my linux box in the first place...



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Authored by: pmlindner on May 07, '03 02:30:31PM

I remember the NextStep days, so mounting nfs volumes is old hat.

Probably the simplest way is to create an fstab file containing the nfs volumes you want to mount:

<pre>
foo.com:/media /Users/lindner/media nfs rw,intr,bg,rsize=16384,wsize=16384 0 0
foo.com:/home/lindner /Users/lindner/stuff nfs rw,intr,bg,rsize=16384,wsize=16384 0 0
</pre>

Then load it into netinfo like so:

<pre>
niload fstab . < /etc/fstab
</pre>

The automounter should pick up on this right away. It mounts things in /private/automount/actual/path/name and creates a symbolic link to the mount point.

Nice part about this is that everything is mounted on first use, no matter who logs in.



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Authored by: joshpearce on May 07, '03 03:17:22PM

Is there more information on this, aimed specifically at sharing
NFS volumes from linux to OSX? These's hints are a little over
my head.



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Authored by: wgscott on May 07, '03 05:32:49PM

You might find NFSmanager to be of help.

http://www.bresink.de/osx/NFSManager.html


It is extremely straightforward using this. It is not at all straightforward without it. The documentation is superb.

It is uncrippled shareware -- ie, pay $15 if you like it and want to. In other words, try it out first.



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Authored by: bluehz on May 09, '03 08:17:26AM

Yeah - me either - I have tried Samba, netatalk, and NFS...
occasionally I can make a connection, but repeating the process
is futile. I can type "scp ....." faster if all I want to do is move
files.

... I would like the ability though.



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Authored by: bluehz on May 09, '03 08:44:28AM

All I ever get when I try to conncet to my Linux Server:

(on the mac)
NFS Portmap: RPC Port Mapper Failure -RPC : Timed Out

I can't tell you how many forums and mailing lists I have posted
that error msg on and no one seems to know what it is. Well
whatever it is - it happens when I try to connect to my Linux
server via NFS and it continues to fill up my logs until I
reboot.



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Authored by: pmlindner on May 13, '03 10:59:30AM
You probably need to enable the 'insecure' option on the server. Here is my /etc/exports file:
/home           68.166.39.0/255.255.255.128(rw,insecure)
/media          68.166.39.0/255.255.255.128(rw,insecure)
/var/www/html   68.166.39.0/255.255.255.128(rw,insecure)


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Authored by: jurvis on Jun 10, '03 02:05:22AM

thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you !!!!! i have been posting everywhere myself on this question. i do happen to have root on the linux server- but what if i hadn't. how do I specify that the automounter should communicate on a "secure" port? just in case...



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Authored by: cytherea on Jul 21, '03 02:07:26AM

pass the -P option to mount, or add it to the opts property of your mount in netinfo.

cheers.



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