Subject: Re: bin/2556: mountd ALLDIRS deficiency
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: William O Ferry <WOFerry+@CMU.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/17/1996 21:11:45
Excerpts from internet.computing.netbsd.netbsd-bugs: 17-Jun-96 bin/2556:
mountd ALLDIRS de.. by 
> >Description:
>         The -alldirs option to mountd (in /etc/exports) is only usable if 
> the directrory to be exported is a directory a filesystem is mounted on, 
> e.g 
>  /dev/sd1g                   249151   224938    11755    95%    /usr/local
>         can be exported with -alldirs, /usr/local/faces fails to be 
> exported -alldirs.

    Forgive me for asking this, but what is the -alldirs option supposed
to do?  I have the line in my exports file:

/    -alldirs

And I've removed the -alldirs, it seems to make absolutely no
difference.  My assumption was that -alldirs would allow the remote site
to cross mountpoints on the NFS filesystem.  At least on my system, this
is certainly not the case (/home and such always show as empty on
mulligan).  If not having -alldirs should allow the remote machine to
only see the named directory, that also doesn't work on my machine.  If
I'm way off base on these, just what should -alldirs do???  And is there
a way to allow the remote machine to traverse mountpoints?

NETBSD 1.2_ALPHA i386, btw...


                                                          Will Ferry

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