NFS connection slow / timeouts

Marc Heerdink marc at
Wed Mar 6 08:48:42 PST 2002

Op wo 06-03-2002, om 03:38 schreef Gerard Beekmans:
> On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 10:28:29PM +0100, ernibert wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > on my newly created LFS I've tested the NFS:
> > 
> > mount -t nfs /mnt
> > 
> > where the ~.240 is my "server" and the ~.241 is my LFS-box. This command
> > will be executed, but it reports "portmap: server localhost not responding,
> > timed out" three times. It lasts a while, but than the NFS is mounted and
> > everything works fine. What could I have missed to install (the server
> > localhost??)
> Install the portmap package. Portmap and a patch to get it to compile on
> Linux can be found at:
> you can find tcp_wrappers there as well which are needed by portmap.

May I suggest to replace those 2 packages with my fully patched and
bugfixed versions of them? :) They can be found at and are built from the latest
debian patches, an script has been added and all compiler
warnings/errors have been fixed.

- A Cow.

Marc Heerdink <marc at>

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