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Date:      Thu, 4 Jan 1996 18:00:22 +1100 (EST)
From:      Paul Sondhu <>
Subject:   Setting up NFS
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I am trying to set up NFS between two FreeBSD machines and am having a
few problems.

The only help and info I have found in setting up NFS is from news articles
from the freebsd web site and even that doesnt seem very helpful.

What I have tried to do is this:

On the machine that I want to share a directory in I have created an
/etc/exports file and have put in that file the following line:


where /usr/local/webpages is the directory I want to access from the hostname

Then I have run nfsd ( as root ).

On the machine I want to mount the remote filesystem on ( ) I type the following line ( as root also ):

mount /mnt

where is the remote machine running nfsd

When I run this command I get the following message and nothing happens:

NFS Portmap: RPC: Program not registerd

I get the following error when I run showmount -e troi on the remote machine:

Program not registered Cant do exports rpc

I was wondering if someone could tell me what these messages mean and how I
go about getting NFS up and running.



Paul Sondhu  |

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