SUMMARY: Automount problem on 2.5.1 Ultra60

Date: Fri Jul 10 1998 - 05:57:57 CDT


below is the orional question and summary below. Thanks to the following for
responses: (Thomas Anders)
charest@chou.CANR.Hydro.Qc.Ca (Claude Charest)
Geoff Weller <>
Larry Zins <>
Rick Reineman <>

---Origional Question--------
> I hope you can help on this one, I have installed an Ultra 60 with 2.5.1 and
> patches from SunSolve March. I have added entries into the dfstab as follows:
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data1
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data2
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data3
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data4
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data5
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data6
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data7
> share -F nfs -o rw=bgep /data8
> and these directories anre now mountable by other machines manually.
> I have entries in an automount map (auto.stage) relating to this machine as
> follows:
> red_data7 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data7
> red_data5 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data5
> red_data3 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data3
> red_data8 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data8
> red_data2 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data2
> red_data1 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data1
> red_data6 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data6
> red_data4 -rw,intr,soft,noquota,nosuid red:/data4
> However clients are unable to mount these through the automounter (either
> themap directory e.g /stage/red_data1 or /net/red). I have put tracing on the
> automount and automountd daemons, and when I a call in on the client it
> Jul 9 12:04:25 blake7 automountd[481]: pingnfs: red: RPC: Program not
> registered
> Jul 9 12:04:25 blake7 automountd[481]: mount of /net/red failed
> Does any body have any ideas on this/ or come across it before. I can't find
> information pingnfs at all. All help will be greatly appreciated.


The problem was being caused by a comms card problem on the Hub, which are comms
team ae now looking into. The card in the hub was setting itself to 100 Mbits
Full duplex, where as the card in the Ultra60 was seeing the connection as a
half duplex one. Mandating the hub card to 10Mbit half duplex has temporarily
resolved the problem, but it is not an ideal solution. Thanks for all the


Ian Parkin
Petrotech Unix Support

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