Subject: Re: Use of exports...
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: James Graham <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/30/1996 12:19:24
Jason Thorpe sez:
# On Sat, 28 Sep 1996 09:51:25 -0500 (CDT) 
#  Peter Seebach <> wrote:
#  > How is it possible to export a swap space to a client?  mountd appears
#  > to be explicitly checking for, and refusing to export, regular files; yet,
#  > AFAICT, the only way a diskless client can get swap is by nfs-mounting it.

You can't export regular files, even under SunOS.  You must export the
directory in which they live, and reference that.

Typically I have an /export directory, and paths for diskless boxes look
something like:

	/export/<machine>	The root directory for <machine>
	/export/<machine>/swap	A file on which swapping happens

And they are exported thus:

	/export/<machine>	-alldirs -maproot=0:10 <machine>

Or, under SunOS:
	/export/machine		-access=<machine>,root=<machine>

Hope this helps...