I am trying to mount a NFS share to my OpenSUSE 13.1 Server on startup using /etc/fstab file with the following entry:

l00nim10:/export/werk/        /home/smbshares/nimshare_03/    nfs     vers=3  0 0

Unfortunately, this does not work! Using the command mount -a I keep on getting the error message

mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting l00nim10:/export/werk/

I already tried adjusting the option attributes in fstab with a bunch of combinations such as rw, defaults, guest, vers=2, etc... All in general leading to the presented error or to an "I/O error mounting". The strange thing about this is, that using the su command

mount -t nfs l00nim10:/export/werk /home/smbshares/nimshare_03 -o vers=3

works fine without any trouble. The thing is that I need to restore the mounts at startup in case the server goes down. Appreciate any help!!

  • Have you got some access/error logs available on the NFS server? – lgeorget Jun 18 '14 at 7:18
  • I am sorry, I am a newbie on this area... Could you help me out and tell me which logs might be interesting on the server? – schneiti Jun 18 '14 at 7:23
  • Actually I've never admin'ed a NFS server, so I don't have a clue. I was just trying to collect information for real experts to answer your question :D – lgeorget Jun 18 '14 at 7:27
  • By the way, the system and version of your NFS server could help. Could you tell us more about the server ? – lgeorget Jun 18 '14 at 7:32
  • Oh sure, totally forgot about that! The NFS Server runs AIX 7.1 – schneiti Jun 18 '14 at 7:41

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