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I am a web developer and I'm trying to establish a workflow between OSX Lion ( Design + Development ), Parallels + Ubuntu preproduction server.

I am trying to create a connection to share files ( images, js, css, etc... ) in a fast way, but I cannot achieve to create a NFS connection.

NOTE: You can share folders in Parallels, but due to later problems with GIT and SVN ( doesn't follow symlinks ) I need to find an alternative.

OK, that said:

I have to machines:

VM Ubuntu Server: Client:

Ubuntu server conf:


(Not really sure how masks are working)


I executed:

sudo exportfs -ra
sudo /etc/init.d/portmap restart
sudo /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server restart
sudo /etc/init.d/nfs-common <- This is command not found althought I installed it using aptitude

Finally this is what I execute on Lion: sudo mount -t nfs -o resvport,vers=4 /home with the answer "mount_nfs: can't mount /nfs from onto /home: Permission denied"

I also tried via Finder ( Command-K - Network Connection ) and via Disk Utility ( NFS Connection, this last one says the connection is ok, but the only thing it does is to hide the local folder until the connection is removed again... )

I tried commands like:

showmount -e

showmount: Cannot retrieve info from host: RPC: Program not registered


rpcinfo -p

No remote programs registered.

I thing I pretty much gave you all the information I got.


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Ok I found the solution, this is my current configuration:

VM Ubuntu Server: 
From OSX Lion:

From VM Ubuntu Server


sudo vi /etc/exports
/path/to/folder *(rw,sync,subtree_check,insecure)

Hosts allow

sudo vi /etc/hosts.allow

Hosts deny

sudo vi /etc/hosts.deny

Restart servers:

chown nobody:nogroup /path/to/folder
exportfs -a
sudo /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server restart
sudo /etc/init.d/portmap restart

Finally from OSX Lion

sudo mount -t nfs /local/folder/

Hope it helps someone else!

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