NFS between Linux laptop and Macbook

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, I have got a Laptop running Arch Linux and a Macbook. I have got a wireless network via my broadband router and get acccess both laptops remotely via ssh and sftp. I have been trying to set up NFS on both laptops with th intention of backing up one laptop to the other. I have installed the necessary file on both the laptops and have also set up the exports file as per instructions on the Arch Linux wiki. However when I try to mount the remote directory on the macbook to my linux laptop, I get the following message. Code: [sam@sony ~]$ sudo mount /mnt/macbook_sam/ -v Password: Sorry, try again. Password: mount: no type was given - I'll assume nfs because of the colon mount.nfs: timeout set for Sat Feb  6 14:34:01 2010 mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'addr=,vers=4,clientaddr=' mount.nfs: mount(2): Protocol not supported mount.nfs: prog 100003, trying vers=3, prot=6 mount.nfs: trying prog 100003 vers 3 prot TCP port 2049 mount.nfs: prog 100005, trying vers=3, prot=17 mount.nfs: trying prog 100005 vers 3 prot UDP port 989 mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'addr=,vers=3,proto=tcp,mountvers=3,mountproto=udp,mountport=989' mount.nfs: mount(2): Permission denied mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting I am bit of a noob and can't really understand what the error message means. Any help, please Samsom (HowTos)