Re: re-export nfs possible?

From: Luigi Genoni (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 09:27:03 EST

On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Neil Brown wrote:

> On August 1, wrote:
> > Is it possible to mount a fs via nfs, and then reexport it via nfs?
> No.
> The protocol doesn't really support it, and the (Linux-kernel)
> implementation definately doesn't support it.
definitelly the kernel implementation cannot manage the loops a re-export
would imply.
> I think the user-space nfs server can do it. It has other problems,
> but it might work for you.
yes, you have to run both rpc.mountd and rpc.nfsd with the -r option.I
used this one year ago, and it was really stable with 10 nfs clients
(physicaly the partition was on an AIX server, mounted on a linux server
and then re-exported on many linux clients), but the physical FS status
could not be really coherent in front of what the nfs re-export server
thinks it should be.


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