I am trying to mix the very old with the new. I have read that there are some nfs parameters that you can tweak to improve stability and compatibility. I don't care about speed at all, what would be the optimum settings for a stable and compatible nfs setup?
I have four Sun Ultra 5 boxes that share folders with nfs and have no problem at all. I am trying both share to and mount from a Red Hat EL3 box. There are major problems here. On the Linux side, shares will become unmounted, but they can become remounted if nfs.server is restarted on the Solaris side. Even worse, sometimes the Solaris nfs hangs when trying to mount the Linux share on bootup, making the box unable to boot. The RH box is owned by a different department, so changes on the Sun side would be easier for me to make.