SUMMARY: /home auotmount problem

From: Gallagher, Kevin <>
Date: Fri Oct 21 2005 - 10:56:16 EDT
Starting SAMBA after AUTOFS stops a race condition which prevents rpc
programs from starting.



From: Gallagher, Kevin
Sent: 21 October 2005 14:35
To: ''
Subject: FW: /home auotmount problem

I discovered that the problem disappeared after SAMBA was switched off.
A posting on the WEB suggested that if SAMBA started first it could
cause RPC problems. Can anyone confirm this?



From: Gallagher, Kevin
Sent: 20 October 2005 16:24
To: ''
Subject: /home auotmount problem

NIS+ Master Server running Solaris 7

Solaris 7 Data Server

SUSE Enterprise 9 Data Server

Redhat Workstation client

I have built a test machine using SUSE  Enterprise Server 9 which I have
joined to my NIS+ domain. I have put some user home directories on it
under /export/home/t1/student/<id>.  I have exported this successfully
and can get access to them when I logon to my Redhat Workstation PC as a
particular user. However if I do "ls /home/<id>" whilst on my SUSE
machine I get told "/bin/ls: /home/<id>: No such file or directory". I
can do "ls /home/<another id>"  of a user with a home directory found on
my Solaris server and it works ok. Clearly there is a problem with my
SUSE machine and /export/home/t1 but I am at a loss as to what it is,
can anyone point me in the right direction here please? I have copied my
/etc/fstab , /etc/exports and log files entries below.


/dev/cciss/c0d0p2    /                    reiserfs   acl,user_xattr
1 1

/dev/cciss/c0d0p1    swap                 swap       pri=42
0 0

devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5
0 0

proc                 /proc                proc       defaults
0 0

usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto
0 0

sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto
0 0

/dev/cdrom           /media/cdrom         subfs
fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0

/dev/sda1            /export/home/t1      ext2       rw,nosuid,auto
1 2

/dev/sdb1            /export/home/t2      ext2       defaults
1 2


/export/home/t1 @fileservers(rw) @workstations(rw) @timesharing(rw)
@pcs(rw) @linux(rw)


Oct 20 16:25:37 susetest2 automount[3793]: >> mount server reported tcp
not available, falling back to udp

Oct 20 16:25:37 susetest2 automount[3793]: >> mount: RPC: Remote system
error - Connection refused

Oct 20 16:25:37 susetest2 automount[3793]: mount(nfs): nfs: mount
failure susetest2:/export/home/t1/student/01234567 on /home/01234567

Kevin Gallagher


Napier University


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