Bug 136779 - Misleading NFS mount denied error message
Misleading NFS mount denied error message
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-10-22 07:05 EDT by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-31 16:13:04 EST
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Description Warren Togami 2004-10-22 07:05:46 EDT
Description of problem:
When you an attempt is made to mount a directory via NFS to a path not
permitted from the client address, the error message in
/var/log/messages is misleading and confusing.

Oct 22 00:58:30 wombat rpc.mountd: bad path in mount request from "/home/warren"

Contrast this with the informative error message when a mount path is
not listed in /etc/exports.

Oct 22 01:03:31 wombat rpc.mountd: refused mount request from
ibmlaptop.lan for /home/builder (/): not exported

The former error message should something like say:

Oct 22 00:58:30 wombat rpc.mountd: refused mount request from for "/home/warren": host not allowed

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Comment 1 Steve Dickson 2005-10-31 16:13:04 EST
This is fixed in later version of nfs-utils

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