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0005398CentOS-6nfs-utilspublic2012-01-09 17:28
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformVMwareOSCentOSOS Version6.2 x86_64
Product Version6.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005398: "NFS" service will not start when ipv6 is disabled
DescriptionWhenever I try to start the "NFS" service via "service nfs start" I get the following error message:

Stopping rpcbind: [ OK ]
Starting rpcbind: [ OK ]
Shutting down NFS mountd: [ OK ]
Shutting down NFS daemon: [ OK ]
Shutting down NFS services: [ OK ]
Starting NFS services: [ OK ]
Starting NFS daemon: rpc.nfsd: unable to create inet6 TCP socket: errno 97 (Address family not supported by protocol)
                                                           [ OK ]
Starting NFS mountd: [ OK ]

After doing some research it seems to be a distribution-specific issue that can be fixed with a rebuild of the "nfs-utils" package as seen here ->

To provide more background information I disable IPV6 by doing the following things:

a) Put "NETWORKING_IPV6=no" in "/etc/sysconfig/network"
b) Put "install ipv6 /bin/true" in "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ipv6.conf "

While I only serve data out of this server via NFSv4, this is more of annoyance more than anything (clients can still mount shares and read/write data without issue - expect for my mac)

If you need any further details I'd be happy to provide them.

Steps To ReproduceStart the NFS service
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2012-01-09 17:28

manager   ~0014125

The referenced bug is specific for Scientific Linux. If in doubt, try installing the "fixed" version of nfs-utils from :
(if your OS is 32-bit, adjust the directory)

At any rate I would suggest you don't disable ipv6. See:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-01-08 03:07 dburkland New Issue
2012-01-09 17:28 toracat Note Added: 0014125