|hi! thank you in advance to anyone who can help solve this dilemma! :-)|
let me describe my system, and what's up:
system: mac mini, intel core duo chip, 2G ram
network: at&t dsl, dsl modem, linksys router, linksys 10/100 switch, mac mini, debian linux box, readynas NAS box, linksys wireless access point
the previous behavior: i'd log into the mac mini, and mount the readynas using the unix 'mount' command, specifically, i'd use this command:
mount music:/media/Music /music
where music: is the hostname of the readynas.
new, problematic behavior: the mac mini will no longer mount the readynas. i get this message when i try:
mount_nfs: bad MNT RPC: RPC: Timed out
it seems that my "portmap" program is not running. or, if it is, it does not respond to rpcinfo -p. i get:
rpcinfo: can't contact portmapper: RPC: Remote system error - Connection refused
when i try. ps -auwxx does not show any portmap process. starting /usr/sbin/portmap does not seem to change anything - it even says "exiting", as this is the second invocation of portmap. ?
i can mount the readynas from the debian system, so it's not the readynas. and, the mac mini used to mount it, but all of a sudden stopped. i have done no software updates, and my updating is set to manual not automatic.
can anyone help me solve this odd problem? :-)