Subject: Re: Funny NFS.. problem?
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jesus M. Gonzalez <email@example.com>
Date: 11/19/1996 11:33:34
Manuel Bouyer writes:
> On Nov 18, Jukka Marin wrote
> > [...]
> > mount -r alex.funet.fi:/ /a
> > and - it made my /a disappear! When I umounted /a, /a reappeared. While
> > the remote directory was mounted, df didn't show the mount and /a was
> > completely invisible.
> > [...]
> I've seen this kind of things too (don't remember the exact circumstances,
> the remote server went away, or did'nt accept mount from unprivilegied ports,
> someting like this). So an ls did show the mount point, but ls -l didn't
> (because it needed the remote server to get owner and permissions).
I've seen this when mounting a Linux Debian toaster, which
seems to be configured by default to not allow NFS requests from
unprivileged ports. Making the NetBSD machine to use a privileged port
(option -P to mount_nfs) solved the problem.
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