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Recommended update for nfs-utils


(Last modified: 25AUG2003)

solutions Recommended update for nfs-utils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (11149d0b3cb3ead96b72b7a76792b0c0)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: nfs-utils
Release: 20030825
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you export data via the kernel NFS daemon.

Problem description

When mixing hostnames, addresses and wildcards in /etc/exports, the kernel's export list would sometimes ignore valid export entries, and refuse access to valid clients.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh nfs-utils.rpm
After applying the update, you should either
  • call an rcnfsserver restart. This has the drawback that the kernel will forget about all exports expanded from a wildcard entry, and may require rebooting clients as well.
  • restart mountd manually and refreshing the kernel's export table by using killall -TERM rpc.mountd /usr/sbin/rpc.mountd exportfs -vr

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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