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Month: September 2015

Re: [trinity-users] Where do I find the most expert nfs help?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:28:53 -0500
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> Greetings;
> I have a weird problem in that I seem to be able to access the remote
> machine, except for the most important directory on it, /home.  An
> ls /net/machine/home
> ls: cannot access /net/shop/home: Stale NFS file handle
> Expected this
> sudo ls /net/shop/root
> permission denied
> But every other actually exists on the drive directory is ls'able.
> I've restarted all the nfs related stuff, everything but rebooted
> this machine.
> Subject says it all. I need to find the experts.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
> --
> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
>  soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
> Genes Web page <>

Aside from the usual cricket havens (kernel mailing lists, where no one
seems able to answer your questions ;-)) you might try the Arch Linux
boards of all places.  There are a lot of knowledgeable people there, and
if you can distill the issue down enough you might get by even though you
are using a different distro. :-)

That said, stale handle normally means the client has been disconnected
from the server without knowing why; since you can access other
directories on that server I'd be looking at:
1.) permissions on the server side
2.) Stale / broken portmapper / RPC services
3.) Any firewalls between the two boxes, possibly blocking only certain ports

If it isn't any of the easy things like that you're going to have to use
Wireshark and get packet traces.

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