NFS connection slow / timeouts

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Mar 5 18:38:15 PST 2002

On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 10:28:29PM +0100, ernibert wrote:
> Hi all,
> on my newly created LFS I've tested the NFS:
> mount -t nfs /mnt
> where the ~.240 is my "server" and the ~.241 is my LFS-box. This command
> will be executed, but it reports "portmap: server localhost not responding,
> timed out" three times. It lasts a while, but than the NFS is mounted and
> everything works fine. What could I have missed to install (the server
> localhost??)

Install the portmap package. Portmap and a patch to get it to compile on
Linux can be found at:

you can find tcp_wrappers there as well which are needed by portmap.

Gerard Beekmans

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