nfs: sharing directory without running DNS

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Aug 13 16:39:37 EDT 2006

jbk <jbk at> writes:

> dsr at wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 07:06:53AM -0400, jbk wrote:
>>> As the subject line states, I am trying to share a directory on one
>>> computer in my local network with another without a local DNS
>>> server. Is this possible?
>> Sure. You can specify NFS mounts by IP address, or you can put
>> names in /etc/hosts on all the machines in question.
>> -dsr-
> This I have done, but I still get 'error: no route to host'.

Perhaps an iptables firewall preventing NFS access?  This is the
default error you get from a Fedora Core machine if you hit the
firewall blockage.


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