nfs: sharing directory without running DNS

Andrew Medico a.medico at
Sun Aug 13 22:07:04 EDT 2006

On 8/13/06, jbk <jbk at> wrote:
> Andrew Medico wrote:
> > I bet you have the Fedora firewall running on the NFS server. It's
> > quite restrictive (it blocks any services you don't enable at install)
> > and it does the blocking with the iptables command "-j REJECT
> > --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited" which produces exactly the "No
> > route to host" message you're seeing here.
> >
> Thanks I will look there, I have never edited the iptables
> scripts, so is there a common script that will allow nfs? I
> will re-enable it and see if there is a selection for nfs.

The simplest way to test would be to stop the firewall on the server
(/etc/init.d/iptables stop) and see if that helps. The firewall rules
are stored in /etc/sysconfig/iptables. You can edit that directly, but
I'm sure Fedora has a utility to do it for you.

Andrew Medico <a.medico at>

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