Automount /net mounts cannot use the public mount option when rpcbind or mountd port access is blocked (Doc ID 1012113.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

 Automount /net mounts cannot use the public mount option when rpcbind or mountd port access is blocked.

In network environments where a firewall restricts access to the rpcbind port (port 111) and/or the range of random ports that mountd will listen on, the public mount option cannot be used on /net mounts attempted to that server.  

The automounted "public" mount will fail with errors such as "rpc program not registered" and "no such file or directory."

Cause

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