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I use to be able to mount a directory on my debian virtual machine without any problems. Today however, when I try to run this:

sudo mount -t nfs /Users/myusername/LocalServer 

I get the following error :

mount_nfs: could not parse file system specification

Any ideas whats happening here?


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You're missing a colon in

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Good catch! But after trying that, I'm now getting mount_nfs: can't mount /home/dev from onto /Users/myusername/LocalServer: Permission denied. – az101 Apr 20 '12 at 23:35
I had to use insecure in the export options here because the mount request doesn't come from a (not-really-)"secure" port (defined as one < 1024, which Unixes only allow root to bind() — no such restriction exists on Windows, which makes it largely historical and pointless). – geekosaur Apr 20 '12 at 23:46
Pointless on a single user system like Windows, yes, but Unix was designed at the outset as a multiuser system. You don't want non-privileged processes binding to, say, TCP port 25 and slurping up everyone's e-mail. – Kyle Jones Apr 21 '12 at 1:05

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