Bug 225154 - NFSv4 shouldn't need portmap service
NFSv4 shouldn't need portmap service
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 227602
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Layton
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Reported: 2007-01-29 09:46 EST by Ramon Acedo
Modified: 2012-05-19 19:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-08 20:35:51 EDT
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Description Ramon Acedo 2007-01-29 09:46:10 EST
Description of problem:

According to our reference manual nfs4 doesn't need any more the

But if the portmapper is not started in the client the NFS share cannot be mounted. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL4U4 (nfs-utils-1.0.6-70.EL4) and RHEL5

Steps to Reproduce:


# cat /etc/exports
/home/samba       dhcp-0-178(rw,fsid=0,insecure)

Client with portmapper:

# mount -t nfs4 racedo:/ /mnt/ && echo $?

Client without portmapper:

# mount -t nfs4 racedo:/ /mnt/ 

takes forever... and in the logs:

Dec 23 08:36:09 dhcp-0-178 kernel: portmap: server localhost not
responding, timed out
Dec 23 08:36:09 dhcp-0-178 kernel: RPC: failed to contact portmap (errno
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-03-21 18:25:29 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 3 Jeff Layton 2007-05-08 20:35:51 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 227602 ***

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