NFS locking down ports for SLES

When you run NFS server it will pick random ports for mountd and nlockmgr which can change upon reboot causing nightmares when the nfs is going through a firewall. You can lock these ports down so that its not random anymore edit /etc/sysconfig/nfs and put in the following STATD_PORT=4001 LOCKD_TCPPORT=4002 LOCKD_UDPPORT=4002 MOUNTD_PORT=4003 and restart the nfs services now if you look at the port assignments via rpcinfo you will see that mountd and nlockmgr is locked into a specific port # rpcinfo -p program vers proto   port 100000    2   tcp    111  portmapper 100000    2   udp    111  portmapper 100003    2   udp  … Continue Reading