Bug 81737 - etc/hosts entries prevent nfs (and telnet) from working
Summary: etc/hosts entries prevent nfs (and telnet) from working
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76543
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-utils
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve Dickson
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-13 16:58 UTC by Robert Youngjohns
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:09 UTC

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Description Robert Youngjohns 2003-01-13 16:58:43 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79C-CCK-MCD  [en] (X11; U; SunOS 5.8 sun4u)

Description of problem:
Entered as an NFS component error, but I suspect is more widespread.

With local HOSTS entries, NFS mounts fail with RPC portmap error using  host
name or IP address. (Similarly, Telnet fails with connection refused.) Ping

Remove the HOSTS entries and NFS/Telnet works fine with IP address.  All worked
fine with redhat 7.1

I've seen comments about a bug that sounds similar and which was preventing some
sites (including redhat) migrating to 8.0, but can't find reference to this on

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. remove entries in etc/hosts - works
2. add entries to etc/hosts - fails

Actual Results:  nfs mount fails with RPC portmap error. 

Expected Results:  nfs should have mounted remote filesystem

Additional info:

Comment 1 Robert Youngjohns 2003-01-16 17:32:40 UTC
I think this is probably a duplicate of 76543.

Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2004-06-16 00:38:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76543 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:09 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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