Casey Bralla on 17 Mar 2010 16:26:54 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Help with NFS Share

I think I see your problem.  You have your terms reversed in the mount 
statement.   See my correction below.

On Wednesday 17 March 2010 9:58:34 am Eric H. Johnson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to map the mythtv (mythbuntu) videos etc. folders to a front
> end. In the exports file on the backend I have:
> /var/lib/mythtv/videos
> *(rw,async,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)
> /var/lib/mythtv/music  
> *(rw,async,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)
> /var/lib/mythtv/pictures
> *(rw,async,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)
> /var/lib/mythtv/recordings
> *(rw,async,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)
> Note: insecure should not be needed, but I get the same thing without it.
> There was a reference that it was needed to share with Apple computers
> (another UNIX OS).
> Both machines are on the same subnet, there is no router, firewall or other
> nat device between the two computers.
> On the client I enter:
> sudo mount /var/lib/mythtv/videos

This should be:

sudo mount /videos

You might also need to add these terms between the "mount" and the ""

-t nfs -o vers=3".

The "-t nfs" indicates an nfs mount
the "-o vers=3" makes the server and client negotiate on the older nfs version 
3.  For reasons I never understood, something about version 4 was harder to 

> The client side error reported is:
> mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting
> Syslog on the server gives a related error:
> Mythtv1-backend1 mountd[2751]: refused mount request from for
> /videos (/): not exported
> It seems the server is set up reasonably correctly, because I can attach
> to, map a drive to, etc. the exports through windows file manager. I also
> set the permissions for the folder on both the client and server to match
> (775). Additionally localhost is defined in the hosts file for both the
> client and server.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Eric
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