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Getting "Error -1" when trying to mount NFS

Getting "Error -1" when trying to mount NFS

(OP)
(root):/> mount /xyz

nfsmnthelp: myhost.com: Error -1 occurred.
mount: giving up on:
        myhost.com:/xyz
Error -1 occurred.

Does anyone know what is causing this error or how to fix it? The entry for /xyz exists in /etc/filesystems:

/scm:
        dev             = "/xyz"
        vfs             = nfs
        nodename        = myhost.com
        mount           = true
        type            = nfs
        options         = bg,hard,intr
        account         = false

RE: Getting "Error -1" when trying to mount NFS

Just checking, but wouldn't you want to type:

     # mount /scm

You may want to double check that the mount point /scm exists, as well.

RE: Getting "Error -1" when trying to mount NFS

Hi,
last week I had exactly the same problem with this "-1" error.

It was caused by a wrong DNS entry!

The NFS-server could resolve the clients name-to-address, but not reverse address-to-name.

As soon as we had corrected the DNS, the mount worked.
(You may also add local hosts-file entries, if you set "hosts=local,bind" in netsvc.conf)

Regards, Martin

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