'RPC transaction timed out' error on clients

Dr R D Gidden rdg at theleys.cambs.sch.uk
Fri Sep 24 09:18:57 BST 1999

On Thu, Sep 23, 1999 at 05:12:31PM +0100, I wrote:
> We are running 2.1.5 (old!!) on our school file server
> and it has suddenly started giving errors to users logging 
> on from Acorns with Omniclient I with the error shown on 
> the client machine as in the Subject: line.  I believe 
> Omniclient is a samba client (?)

Silly me! It's an NFS client ... 
> PC's do not seem to be affected, nor do Acorns *already* 
> logged on - "RPC communication failed on mount" for users 
> wanting to log on afresh - I'm having to reboot the file 
> server nearly as much as W95 ;-) as I have no idea which 
> process on the file server is falling over - so that I 
> might kill -1 <PID>.  ps -aux gives a reasonable looking 
> list both before and after the happening.
> Help gratefully received!
> Bob.

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