Re: knfsd export problems

Alan Cox (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 16:39:30 +0000 (GMT)

> I checked with Olaf Kirch on this a while back, and he seemed to think
> it would be better not to change the behavior. It's apparently tricky
> from a security standpoint to keep each mount within its own sandbox if
> you allow multiple directories from one fs to be exported. (I haven't
> looked into it that closely yet.)

Exporting subdirectories yes - but exporting the same thing to differnet
machines ?

With regards to keeping things in subtrees the dentry stuff may make this
much easier dentries seem to make it realtively easy to ask


with inodes you are sort of stuck which is why BSD and most other platforms
only allow export of filesystems not subtrees