Subject: Re: Netbooting && mountd ...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: John Kohl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/1999 20:01:34
>>>>> "IS" == Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com> writes:
IS> I think the problem is that NFS operates on (filesystem-id, inode) - tuples,
IS> so the server can not distinguish requests.
Most NFS servers I've seen have file handles with three parts: a length
cookie, an exporting file system (fsid/inode/gen) tuple, and the file's
(fsid/inode/gen) tuple. So it is possible to keep track of which file
handles should be usable by which clients, even if the access lists
differ within a file system.
I haven't looked inside NetBSD's file handle generation code yet--maybe
it doesn't make this sort of thing possible?
==John Kohl <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
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