Summary: NFS Client Hangs on NFS Server down

From: Christiansen, Valor <>
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 14:25:30 EDT
Thanks to all who responded.  I have received several suggestions.

*	Mount the file systems with bg, soft, and intr
*	Use automount, instead of vfstab
*	Set up a mirrored NFS server
*	set "retries=3" or some other low value, because default is 10k.

There seems to be a consensus that mounting r/w file systems as "soft" is a
bad idea, due to the possibility of data corruption.

Val Christiansen
Unix Support
(301) 718-5599
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Received on Thu May 10 19:25:30 2001

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