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NetBSD "mount_nfs: rpcbind to nfs on server: RPC: Program not registered" error

All of a sudden, my NetBSD 6.1.2 SPARC NFS client failed to mount my FreeNAS share with this error:

mount_nfs: rpcbind to nfs on server: RPC: Program not registered

The only thing that recently changed was I upgraded my FreeNAS server from 8.3 to 9.2. Since several of my other NFS clients were able to connect to the share, I was doubtful the upgrade was the problem.

After a lot of digging, the problem turned out that I now needed to mount the share with the TCP option. So adding tcp as an option to my /etc/fstab fixed the problem.

nas:/mnt/volume1/backup /backup nfs tcp,rw 0 0

Based on this, I can only conclude some default changed in FreeNAS that forced me to have to add the tcp option to my NetBSD box.