The results show that you do not get an IP address for sempron. So when sempron tries to mount the NFS share, it is an unknown machine, and does not have permission to mount. I would try ether putting an entry for sempron in /etc/hosts, or editing /etc/exports and replacing sempron with the proper IP address. What you may want to do, if you are using DHCP on the D-link router, is to assign fixed IP addresses to the machines using the MAC address of the machines. I have had good luck doing this in the past. The other thing that works well if you have a Linux box running 24/7 is to put the DHCP server on it, as well as a local name server, and let all the machines on the network use its name server. There are some nice packages like dnsmasq that combine a caching name server and a DHCP server into one package, and update the name server to reflect DHCP leases. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!