solaris NFS hangs on linux client

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Monte Ohrt, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. Monte Ohrt

    Monte Ohrt Guest


    I have a Solaris 8 Sparc system and Linux RedHat 9 intel system. I
    want to mount a directory off of the Solaris box on the Linux box, but
    I'm having a slight problem that I can't seem to solve (or find by

    Here's the setup on the Solaris box, /etc/dfs/dfstab:

    share \
    -F nfs \
    -o rw,root \
    -d "Home dir" /export/home/staff

    And on the Linux box, /etc/fstab: /export/home/staff nfs
    rw,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 0 0

    The directory mounts OK, but as soon as I try to list the contents (of
    the Solaris mount on Linux box) the NFS mount hangs, and I get
    occasional "NFS not responding / retrying" messages.

    Now, if I change the rsize and wsize on the Linux box to 1024
    everything works, but I'd like to take advantage of a bigger byte
    read/write size. What could be the problem here, an incompatability?
    My first guess was a network interface problem, but I verified both
    inferfaces are running 100mb full-duplex, as they should be.

    The RedHat 9 Linux kernel is 2.4.20-8, default build.

    Monte Ohrt, Jun 27, 2003
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  2. Have you already disabled or at least modified to account for NFS
    traffic the default iptables filtering rules that RedHat installer
    usually sets up for you?
    Akop Pogosian, Jun 27, 2003
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