Using NFS with Scyld (-7 ver.)

Judd Tracy jtracy at
Mon Nov 5 07:52:07 PST 2001

On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Sean Dilda wrote:

> On Sun, 04 Nov 2001, Joe Nellis wrote:
> > shouldn't point directly at the NFS)?  Secondly, is there something we are
> > missing that must allow requests for /home files on the nodes to pass
> > THROUGH the master. I ask this because the nodes report mounting /home
> > through nic#2 address and the node fstab is through nic#1 address.
> As far as I know, you cannot get a linux box to mount an NFS filesystem,
> then reexport it over NFS to another machine.  So, as far as I know,
> what you're asking is impossible.

I believe that you can, you need to enable sun compatibility for that.  I 
have not tested it, but I remember someone saying that you could.
> I might suggest giving people their own home directories on the master
> and just teaching them how to scp over the files they need.

Judd Tracy
Institute for Simulation and Training
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