My original post:
I have an older Sun4 running 4.1.3 that has recently started giving
me problems. I keep getting the message:
rpc.lockd: Cannot contact status monitor!
I checked for residual files in /etc/sm* but everything is clean - no lock
files hanging about. Killing rpc.lockd and rpc.statd then restarting
statd followed by lockd yields the same error. I managed to get things
working a couple weeks ago, but do not know what I did (didn;t know then
either ;-( If anyone out there has an idea what the problem might be or
where to look, I'd be much obliged....
I received replies from three people. None hit the nail on the
head directly, but the reponses were useful in that they nudged
me in the right direction. I had focused too closely on a problem
with rpc.lockd - in fact, the problem was that the machine had not
been ifconfig'd correctly and was not on the net at all! I did not
see the ifconfig error message at boot time due to my preoccupation
with rpc.lockd error messages. TO fix the problem I simply took
the interface down, brought it up manually with a correct config
command, and restarted rpc.lockd. Worked like a charm.
Thanks to the following for their help:
Guy Freeman <Guy.Freeman@ing-barings.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Mehlschau)
Rick Kelly <email@example.com>
Andrew F. Mitchell, Network Systems Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Florida Biotechnology Program, (352) 846-1733
"I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it."
- Erwin Schrodinger
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