NFS mount fails with mount.nfs: access denied by server when using AIX as NFS server

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  • mount.nfs: access denied by server when mounting NFS share provided by AIX.

  • When trying to mount the a NFS share, the NFS client shows permission denied error:

    # mount -t nfs -vvvv 10.X.X.123:/nfs_server /share/ -o nfsvers=3
    mount.nfs: timeout set for Thu Jan 23 12:30:00 2019
    mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'nfsvers=3,addr=10.x.x.123'
    mount.nfs: prog 100003, trying vers=3, prot=6
    mount.nfs: trying 10.X.X.123 prog 100003 vers 3 prot TCP port 2049
    mount.nfs: prog 100005, trying vers=3, prot=17
    mount.nfs: trying 10.X.X.123 prog 100005 vers 3 prot UDP port 36793
    mount.nfs: mount(2): Permission denied  <--
    mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting 10.X.X.123:/nfs_server


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

    • NFS Client
  • AIX

    • NFS Server

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