amazing what oyu can fix by applying the recommended patches to a system...
( still amazes me it worked fine for so long.. )
Ronald Loftin <email@example.com>
bismark@alta.Jpl.Nasa.Gov (Bismark Espinoza)
"Marco Greene" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frank Sargent <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, May 07, 1998 9:00 PM
Subject: automount not responding..
I have a real problem on my hands and I am starting to run in circles..
-mix of machines running 4.1.1 through to 2.5.1 on every different arch.
-NIS server 2.5.1 with no patches yet.. and is the file system server as
-user home area automounted via direct map
we will be fine for several hrs - user logs in and their area is
automounted under them - they log out and it times out and gets released...
then after several hrs. the file server will stop answering requests from
the automounter on the requesting system.
a reboot cleans things up again - yippy....
when I run automountd -T on a system I see the mount request go out - then
server returns a status=2 when things are not working - a status=0
( and the mount ) when things are good...
I can do a manual mount of the file system fine at any time... and hard
mounting the user areas solves the users problem as well - but not what I
am looking for as I have a large mix of machines IRIX 6.3 to 5.3 - Sun
4.1.1 to 2.5.1 - Linux 2.0.32 to 2.1.98.. all have the same problem...
rpcinfo show nfs and mountd registered.. not a running twice issue I
rpcinfo -u filerserver nfs 2 ( and 3 ) both return
program 100003 version2(3) ready and waiting
when things are good
- but I get an RPC timeout program 100003 not available when things are
bad to the same request above...
the fileserver in question is also a DNS server running bind 8.1.1
I am searching the archives and going through the O'Reilly books... but I
have found nothing that has helped so far...
nothing in the logs indicates anything about why this refusal to mount
would happen - the nfs processes are still there 'runnning' if you list
them, they don't die and dissappear...
I may find the answer in the archives - and I am continuing to search -
just thought I would send this out to get a jump on it.....
Frank Sargent - Manager, Systems and Networks
John P Robarts Reseach Institute
100 Perth Dr.
Voicemail (519) 663-5777 x4029
Fax (519) 663-3900
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