I am trying to set up a NFS server on an AWS instance running SLES11.

After installing nfs-utils, I tried to export a test share. Here is what my /etc/exports file looks like:

/opt/share1 ec2-50-16-224-79.compute-1.amazonaws.com(rw,async)

export -ar returns the following message:

exportfs: internal: no supported addresses in nfs_client
domU-12-31-38-04-7E-02.compute-1.internal:/opt/share1: No such file or directory

Any idea what the no supported addresses error means? Thanks!

3 Answers 3


I've just had exactly the same problem and it was just a simple matter of starting the nfs service in order to fix it.

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    Way to go, Phil. Eazy peazy. BTW don't forget to chkconfig nfs on (for RHEL 6), or systemctl enable nfs for RHEL 7, and later Fedora revisions and its ilk, or similar in your brand/distro.
    – Mike S
    Jun 4, 2015 at 19:36
  • To add a note: the chkconfig command above wasn't enough in my case, I also had to run "sudo service rpcbind restart"
    – Murphy
    May 18, 2017 at 13:35
[root@stormking ~]# uname -a
Linux stormking 2.6.39-400.17.1.el6uek.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Feb 22 18:16:18 PST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[root@stormking ~]# service nfs reload
exportfs: internal: no supported addresses in nfs_client
exportfs: stormking:/export/oradata01: No such file or directory

[root@stormking ~]# service nfs start
Starting NFS services:                                     [  OK  ]
Starting NFS quotas:                                       [  OK  ]
Starting NFS mountd:                                       [  OK  ]
Starting NFS daemon:                                       [  OK  ]
[root@stormking ~]# service nfs reload
(no error)

If I saw these errors, I don't think I'd pay any attention to the no supported addresses error until the other error (No such file or directory) was resolved. Often times, error messages like this come about because one program generated an error, then prints out the actual error from the system - that is, one of the errors is an obtuse repeating of the other.

If you fix the No such file or directory error, I would suggest that the other error would vanish as well. It also states that the error is "internal" which suggests that the true error is the following one.

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