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Old 03-13-2004, 03:53 AM   #1
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nfs(nfs(directory)) = null ?

hi linuxers,

if i mount directory a_ from machine A_ onto directory b_ in machine B_ , all is well, e.g. nfs is working as expected. but when i mount b_ onto directory c_ of machine C_ , the contents of a_ are not visible from C_ although no mount errors are reported.

i can guess this characteristic may be built into nfs (am using rh9) to prevent ~infinite filesystems and headaches that may follow, but does a method exist to build an nfs chain farther than a 1 box radius?

thx if any ideas, i'd be having fun stretching out my nfs if only it would work.


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Old 03-13-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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Well AFAIK that setup wouldn't work.

If you want the contents of machine A to machine B, you can't share this out on machine B as its mounting from machine A. You'd want to bypass this by allowing machine C direct access to mount the share from machine A to machine C.

Holy crap, if anyone can understand that last paragraph, you get a biscuit cause I even confused myself there..
Old 03-13-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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thx tricky, as far as i can tell it won't work either. i'll look elsewhere for an endless loop to get stuck in as i usually have no problem finding one somewhere...

thanks, - bp


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