I have a famous .nfs0000xxxxx file in my home folder. I have an sftp connection to our server, but that was working before. I don't know why I would be running an NFS server, and who would be the client.

$ service portmap status
● rpcbind.service - RPC bind portmap service
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/rpcbind.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2019-05-23 11:50:46 CEST; 6min ago
     Docs: man:rpcbind(8)
 Main PID: 754 (rpcbind)
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/rpcbind.service
           └─754 /sbin/rpcbind -f -w

Warning: Journal has been rotated since unit was started. Log output is incomplete or unava
$ lsof .nfs0000000001ad14d200000001
gnome-she 2179 tdqiu mem    REG 0,1228   262144 28120274 .nfs0000000001ad14d200000001

I killed the gnome-shell, and the file disappeared, but then my environment becomes pretty much unusable. Rebooting the PC does not work.

I have Ubuntu 18.04.

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Edit: I booted in recovery mode, and performed fsck to check the file systems.

/lib/recovery-mode/recovery-menu: line 80: /etc/default/rcS: No such file or directory
fsck from util-linux 2.31.1
/dev/sda1 is mounted.
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

mount.nfs: Failed to resolve server linux-apps.tudelft.net: Name or service not known

Finished, please press ENTER

I can ping linux-apps.tudelft.net in the regular terminal.

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