Originally Posted by MS3FGX
Well, /etc/exports is the file that controls which directories and/or filesystems are shared out over NFS. It is a standard file and should be present in a full Slackware install.
However, it should never be 10 MB. That is insane, it is a plain-text file that only holds a few lines of text to describe the various shares, only a couple hundred bytes at most.
I don't know what conditions could cause the file to get so large, and would have been very interested to see what was in it. Since you deleted it this is somewhat of a mystery.
I guess the file originally got installed on my system when I installed the NTFS package. I subsequently uninstalled NTFS quite some time ago,
Th 10MB file could be oped in KWrite, but the only visible information was the few lines of explanatory text at the top which I assume is in the original /etc/exports.new file. A puzzle why it suddenly grew very large an brought my file browsing speed down to a crawl. Today, I had shared a directory on the PC using Samba to let another PC on my network copy a file, but I have done this many times before without any problems.