[rescue] Solaris 9 NFS client with Linux server

Meelis Roos mroos at linux.ee
Thu Aug 9 06:22:05 CDT 2007

> readdirplus is a NFS3 operation.  Perhaps your sever is NFSv2-only?

Linux supports NFSv3 for a long time now - in theory.

> To be honest, I've had no success with Linux as a NFS server in recent
> years (unexplained hangs with "NFS server not responding, with no
> packets being sent at all).  That's with clients of Solaris 9, HPUX 11i,
> and Linux-2.6.various.

I have not used NFS heavily, but my mostly-Linux-only network has ran 
NFS just out of the box - having used different Debian releases mostly 
during the time and having automount in /net on many nodes. Most share 
their /home between them and some other mount points. Linux kernel 2.6 
with kernelspace NFS server mostly, don't remember the details from 2.4 
timeframe but I used it back then too. The only problem I have seen was 
on my workstation while testing a prerelease kernel (lost NFS 
connectivity at all).

So it seems Linux mostly talks fine to Linux at the least.

Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)

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