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Re: NFS mount error
Give'em a break-- he's only 12.
On 16 Mar 2003, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> The preferred response to a simple question is a simple answer. OK?
> You apparently presume that my use of NFS means I know nothing about its
> inner workings and that I'm ignorant about security. Wrong.
> On Sat, 2003-03-15 at 22:57, email@example.com wrote:
> > > Anybody know what this error means?
> > >
> > > # mount /pub
> > > mount: RPC: Program not registered
> > NFS requires RPC to operate, since NFS is basically a bunch of RPC calls.
> > That said, remember that everybody and their uncle wants to block RPC
> > at the firewall and not run RPC services at all if they don't have to.
> > You apparently don't. It sounds like the RPC listener isn't running and
> > maybe you don't even have the RPC ports listed in /etc/services.
> > So, when mount tries to issue the NFS commands, it can't find the underlying RPC
> > stuff.
> > And remember kids, NFS stands for "No Friggin' Security".
> > If I am root on my box, and I NFS mount a share from your machine, I am root *on
> > your box*.
> > Mike808/
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