Mount NFS share using Virtualbox under NAT07 May 2015 Matteo Mattei nfs virtualbox nat
I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (but it is valid also with other Linux distributions) that runs under Virtualbox. My network interface is set as NAT and I am running nfs version 4 (NFSv4).
Every time I try to mount a remote share I always obtain the following error:
matteo@vm:~$ sudo mount -t nfs xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/opt/share /mnt/remote mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/opt/share
And in the kernel log (dmesg) I see this:
[ 1351.443078] RPC: server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx requires stronger authentication.
The issue here is that the NFS client is trying to use UDP protocol to access the remote host. You can verify it by capturing the network traffic with wireshark (or tcpdump). In this case is sufficient to force the usage of the TCP protocol when you mount the share:
matteo@vm:~$ sudo mount -t nfs xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/opt/share /mnt/remote -o proto=tcp matteo@vm:~$
Another option is to change your network adapter in Virtualbox from NAT to BRIDGE.
That’s all for the moment.