Actual cause turned out to be iptables configuration.
I'm not quite sure how, but obviously it was so long since I had rebooted
the box, that the iptables rules had been changed, and without a rule
accepting all INPUT traffic on 127.0.0.1, smb and nfs won't start up
I added this rule, and everything started working again.... ish.
Still having issues with wavelan cards losing connections under load, and
NFS seems to stop responding after a while when using NFS v3 mode....... A
little more testing required here.
From: Declan Moriarty [mailto:declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie]
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 5:44 PM
To: Irish LUG list
Subject: Re: [ILUG] RPC Timeouts and other errors during NFS startup
Was it HAMILTON,DAVID (HP-Ireland,ex2) who wrote on Friday 15 March 2002
> I am having some fun with my MDK 8.1 server at home.
> Whenever I try starting up the nfs server using 'service start nfs', I get
> RPC timeout errors for both mountd and nfsd.
Sorry, can't help you with the above bit.
> This works on one clean MDK8.1 install I did yesterday, but my server,
> which has had one or two updates added just won't start.
Now this bit I can help you with. It's probably your problem. Mandrake offer
the update, but it is never clean; I did some crashtesting for them and
this out the usual way crashtesters find this out :-o. X was worst in my
experience. You need a fresh install. To do that with minimum fuss, remove
all .rpmnew and .mdkiorig files (The former a new config file not installed
or configured, the latter your config file shifted sideways). Uninstall
everything related to your problem. Install them. Find .rpmnew and .mdkiorig
files and open your favourite editor. The rest is up to you. IIRC, they
messing with supermount, and took it out at the *last* minute for that
release, so expect problems there.
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