Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175283
FTP to NFS Client hangs if NFS server is down
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:55 EST
Description of problem:
FTP to NFS Client ( RHEL 2.1 -- ia64 --WU-ftpd ) hangs if NFS server is down.
Telnet happens Fine in this situation , also here there is no need for the
exported file system available for FTP to function fine.
In case of Vsftpd (RHEL -4) ftp to the NFS client ( RHEL 4 --VSFTPD)functions
fine even when the NFS server is down.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): wu-ftpd-2.6.1-20
Mounted the /tmp folder of the NFS server (RHEL 4) to a NFS Client (RHEL 2.1).
Shutdown the NFS server (RHEL 4) , FTP to NFS Client( RHEL 2.1) failed , with
Session time Out message.
Note :-In the tested Lab system , RHEL 2.1 is with the latest versions of nfs-
utils , portmap , wu-ftpd for RHEL 2.1.
Mounted the /tmp folder of the NFS server (RHEL 2.1) to a NFS Client (RHEL 4).
Shutdown the NFS server (RHEL 2.1) , FTP to NFS Client( RHEL 4) is happening
Actual results:When the NFS server is down FTP to WU-FTPD will fail where as
FTP to VSFTPD will work fine.
Expected results:FTP to WU-ftpd should work similar to VSftpd , even when the
NFS server is down as there is no relation between the exported file system
(/tmp) and the ftp login.
Additional info: RHEL 2.1 (wu-ftpd) packages is installed and tested with the
latest updates version available in the rhn.redhat.com
Hence a wu-ftpd version or any other FTP package is needed for RHEL 2.1 in
which the ftp wonât get affected due to the NFS server in-availability.
Created attachment 122032 [details]
This bug is filed against RHEL2.1, which is in maintenance phase.
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