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Re: R. Thomas's NFS question
From: rthomas () pamd cig mot com (robert owen thomas)
Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 13:06:24 -0500


hello, Pete & all list-folk --

yes, this is true.  however, as Patrick and i have been discussing offline,
this is *not* the case with Linux.  er...actually, it *is* the case with
Linux unless you start mountd with a certain flag.  if you do start mountd
with the proper flag, Linux will re-export an imported filesystem!  ugh.
i spoke with a comrade, and he stated that this was a hack, inserted into
the Linux mountd code, by a (his words) "rogue programmer".  now, as for
the usefullness or logic of this idea...

at any rate, it seems to be native to Linux *only*, so i would not worry
about finding this option anywhere else...yet...

i will post the Linux man page to the group this week.  i meant to do so
today, but i seem to be pressed for time.  imagine, a sys-admin with no
free time... 8-)

regards,
--robert
--

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