[Gllug] NFS problem (now this is REALLY p*****g me off!)
daniel at septum.org
Wed Jul 24 13:31:33 UTC 2002
as a lot of people have said, nfs under linux sucks, and i tend to agree.
tried a lot of "network fs'es" a while ago and my conclusion was that samba
was the best on
fastest, most reliable and it just worked really well :)
can't help you fixing your problem, can only recommend using something else
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dylan" <dylan at dylan.me.uk>
To: <suse-linux-e at suse.com>; <gllug at linux.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:23 PM
Subject: [Gllug] NFS problem (now this is REALLY p*****g me off!)
> I have just re-installed my home LAN from scratch to fix (rather that
> understand) the following:
> After a while (a month or so) my server (which is running SuSE 8.0 with
> "Default without office" but runlevel set to 3) seriously slows down when
> serving NFS, but provides all other n/work services (well, ping, NIS
> but rusers occasionally) with no problem. Very shortly after that, it
> impossible to mount NFS shares. The errors seem to be random - I get "no
> route to host" (accessing by IP and ping is fine); "RPC - permission
> and "RPC timeout" about evenly on any of four clients. Get this - mount
> on boot or using autofs, but some (not all) manual mounts work (whether I
> mount -a, mount <local directory> or a full mount stmnt!)
> Once the slowdown or mount failure is evident on one client, it
> appears on EVERY client.
> I figured I might have a rootkit / trojan etc. So I took away the data
> and rebuilt everything (re-partitioning and formating every drive) from
> Now, three days later, same problem arises.
> I'm lost, any ideas as to where to look (and what the information I may
> means) would be most appreciated!
> If someone wants/can come and look at what's happening, even?
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