Saturday, 18 May 2013

rpc.mountd Will Not Start

Technote (FAQ)

rpc.mountd Will Not Start

Answer

Environment

AIX 4.3 and higher

Problem

rpc.mountdwill not start. The following error is found in theerrptoutput:

Solution

Fix loopback/localhost name resolution as follows:
  1. Edit the/etc/hostsfile:
         127.0.0.1 loopback localhost
    
    ->Save the file.
  2. Edit the/etc/netsvc.conffile:
         hosts=local,bind4
    
    ->Save the file.
  3. Test as follows, enter:
         host localhost
    
    ->Your output should be similar to the following:
         loopback is 127.0.0.1, aliases: localhost
    
  4. Enter the following commands:
         startsrc -s rpc.mountd
         lssrc -s rpc.mountd
    
    ->rpc.mountdshould now be listed as active.

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