Mount NFS Share in AIX 6.1

On some AIX 6.1 instances, you may run into problems when mounting an NFS from a Linux based machine. The root of the error lies in how AIX handles its NFS ports. You can configure AIX to use the standard NFS ports so that it can talk to the Linux box's NFS service.

Use the following code to setup AIX NFS options to use the proper ports for Linux NFS mounts:

nfso -o -p nfs_use_reserved_ports=1

Then just mount the share like you would normally. For example to mount the share temporarily, use this:

mount server:/path/to/share /mnt

That will mount the NFS share /path/to/share that is being served from a machine named "server" to your local filesystem at the directory /mnt.

FreeNX session timeout

With the launch of the newest NoMachine Windows NX client, you may have problems when trying to connect to a linux server that is running FreeNX. Occasionally the session will timeout upon connecting with very obscure error messages. Add this to you node.conf and restart FreeNX.

Try the following:

Open your node.conf file for editing:
vi /etc/nxserver/node.conf

Add the following at the bottom of the file:

Restart your FreeNX server so the changes take effect:
service freenx-server restart
/etc/init.d/freenx-server restart

Try connecting from you Windows machine 🙂

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