5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2012 5:09 PM by fchanMSI
fchanMSI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have Mac OS 10.7.3 client and I'm having problem with trying to mount either SMB or NFS server.

When I try to mount SMB it complains that the version I had is "too old" and can't view it via GUI. Then I try command line via Terminal with this command "mount -t smbfs //my_username@my_server/data ~/Desktop/data" and I get a error about "Can't connect to Server". I can connect to the server using Mac OS 10.6 and older systems and other MS Windows system so I know it has to do something with Lion. Any idea why I can't use Lion as an client to connect to a SMB server?

Also I tried to connect use NFS to connect to the server and I have set up the server to allow the client to connect to the server. However, I tired to use GUI and I got a error about "it can't see the server". Then I tired the command line "mount_nfs my_server:/data /data" and I got this error "RPC Prog not avail". Why is RPC Prog not avail" and how can make it available?

 

Thank you,

Frank


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Client
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (26,830 points)

    Apple cannot use recent versions of Samba due to licensing restrictions. Lion has a completely new reimplementation of Microsoft's SMB network file system. The Lion software is only designed for recent versions of SMB, either from Microsoft directly or reimplemented by Samba.

     

    Considering that neither Samba nor NFS is running properly on your server, I suggest you upgrade the server.

  • bluepaua Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)

    The 10.7.3 update is supposed to "Address compatibility issues with Windows file sharing". Does anyone know what compatibility issues have been addressed?

  • fchanMSI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Both Samba & NFS are running correctly as I several Mac 10.6 & older systems and MS Windows connecting to the SMB server without any problems. Also the NFS server is working correctly since I have several Mac 10.6 & older and Linux systems connected to the same NFS server without problems.

    I will try to upgrade the Samba server but I wanted to connec via NFS but this error looks like it comes from Mac OS 10.7 client system saying "RPC Prog not avail". Why is Remote Procedure Call (RPC) not available on Lion client and how make it turn on if it is installed on Lion.

     

    In short I just want to find out why Remote Procedure Call (RPC) not available and how to make it available.

     

    Thank you,

    Frank

  • fchanMSI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you etresoft. I'll try the solution.