Re: NFS exporting imports?

From: Kurt Fitzner
Date: Sun Apr 18 2004 - 06:50:36 EST

Larry McVoy wrote:
Long ago I remember that Linux had an unusual feature wherein you could
export /home and on the NFS server you could import something and it would be exported. It was different than other NFS servers and this was
so long ago it may very well have been the user level NFS server code that
did this (in fact, I'll bet it was, it makes sense).

You are talking about re-exporting a filesystem? This is doable with any v3 server/client using the "nohide" option in /etc/exports. You have to explicitely export all filesystem mount points that you import, but once you do, you can transparently switch between them on a client with a single mount.
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