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From: rthomas () pamd cig mot com (robert owen thomas)
Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 14:17:10 -0500

hello, Patrick--

] Are you sure about this?  Any system using nfs will allow this, but the
] directory they mount from hostB is the mount directory, not the /usr/share
] form hostA.

perhaps i am confused (not the first time 8-)), but it seems that this
is the same thing.  if i remotely mount the mount dir, am i not really
accessing the /usr/share from hostA?  if i understand you correctly,
the diagram is:

hostA --> exports /usr/share to -access=hostB
hostB --> mounts /usr/share on /hostA/usr/share, re-exports /hostA/usr/share
hostC --> mounts /hostA/usr/share on /real_slow/usr/share

as i said, this is the first i have heard of this.  really, i would be
more concerned with NFS performance.  also, i can not find this re-export
trick on any *nix except linux.  what other *nix'es support this?

thanx for the info.


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