Summary: NFS Problem

From: Randy Pace (
Date: Thu Jun 25 1998 - 13:15:58 CDT


Thanks to the following for their help:
   Joel Lee, Justin Zaglio, Geoff Weller and Sean Cheney
for their timely help.

Sean Cheney especially helped me learn more of what I needed to know
on the ifconfig command on Solaris 2.4. Their advice seems to have
fixed the problem.

I needed to do
        ifconfig le0 mtu 1450
 ( or some number less than 1500) on
the Solaris server and it seems to be fine now.

Again, Thanks for the great help.

Randy Pace

Original question

> From: Self <rpace>
> To:
> Subject: NFS Problem
> Reply-to:
> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 18:30:11 -0700

> I hope some of you can help me.
> I have a Sparc 10 as my main server (named genie) and a Sparc 2 as a
> client (named merlin) The Sparc 10 is running Solaris 2.4 and the
> Sparc 2 is running SunOS 4.1.
> We are running a 10-base T network and us a 3-Comm Dual Speed hub
> 10-100.
> My problem has appeared since April and is the following.
> When I do an rlogin from the server to the client I get a message on
> the server console that:
> leo: msg too big: 1552
> multiple times interspersed with
> NFS server merlin not responding still trying
> and as long as I get
> this message my login is hanging with the message
> NFS server genie not responding still trying
> Is there some setup I am missing or could my hub be timing out or
> could someone give me some other clue as to what is happening. I am
> kind of frustrated right now.
> Thanks for any help given.

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