[Gluster-users] Some client problems with TCP-only NFS in Gluster 3.1

Brent A Nelson brent at phys.ufl.edu
Fri Oct 22 15:48:55 UTC 2010

Alas, that does not work on Solaris 2.6 or 7.  Solaris 7 was apparently 
the first to support the WebNFS URL syntax, but it otherwise has the same 
behavior as 2.6.  Both seem to be hardwired to look for the UDP mountd 
port, even when told to use TCP.  On each, you can specify the NFS port, 
but apparently not the mountd port (there's no mountport option 

Perhaps they got it right in Solaris 8 or greater, at least for WebNFS, 
but I no longer have any newer Solaris with which to test...



On Fri, 22 Oct 2010, Craig Carl wrote:

> {Resending due to incomplete response]
> Brent,
> Thanks for your feedback . To mount with a Solaris client use -
> ` mount -o proto=tcp,vers=3 nfs://<SERVER-ADDR>:38467/<EXPORT> <MNT-POINT>`
> As to UDP access we want to force users to use TCP. Everything about Gluster is designed to be fast , as NFS over UDP approaches line speed it becomes increasingly inefficient, [1] we want to avoid that.
> I have updated our documentation to reflect the required tcp option and Solaris instructions.
> [1] http://nfs.sourceforge.net/#faq_b10
> Thanks again,
> Craig
> -->
> Craig Carl
> Senior Systems Engineer
> Gluster
> From: "Brent A Nelson" <brent at phys.ufl.edu>
> To: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:18:02 AM
> Subject: [Gluster-users] Some client problems with TCP-only NFS in Gluster 3.1
> I see that the built-in NFS support registers mountd in portmap only with
> tcp and not udp. While this makes sense for a TCP-only NFS
> implementation, it does cause problems for some clients:
> Ubuntu 10.04 and 7.04 mount just fine.
> Ubuntu 8.04 gives "requested NFS version or transport protocol is not
> supported", unless you specify "-o mountproto=tcp" as a mount option, in
> which case it works just fine.
> Solaris 2.6 & 7 both give "RPC: Program not registered". Solaris
> apparently doesn't support the mountproto=tcp option, so there doesn't
> seem to be any way for Solaris clients to mount.
> There may be other clients that assume mountd will be contactable via
> udp, even though they (otherwise) happily support TCP NFS...
> Thanks,
> Brent
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