NFS server will not load

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1

Situation

When starting nfs server this error comes up:
 
Starting kernel based NFS server: mountd statd nfsdrpc.nfsd: unable to resolve ANYADDR:nfs to inet address: Servname not supported for ai_socktype 
rpc.nfsd: unable to set any sockets for nfsd
 
The nfs entries in the /etc/services file looked like this:
 
nfsd       2049/tcp
nfsd       2049/udp

Resolution

The /etc/services file had been modified and the "nfs" entries were changed to "nfsd".  Without the ability to resolve the exact service name "nfs", this error will occur.  Open /etc/services in any editor and change the entries to read:
 
nfs        2049/tcp 
nfs        2049/udp 
 
Then start the nfs server service.

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  • Document ID:7008046
  • Creation Date: 03-Mar-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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