Subject: Re: bin/2556: mountd ALLDIRS deficiency
To: William O Ferry <WOFerry+@CMU.EDU>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/18/1996 10:25:47
On Mon, 17 Jun 1996, William O Ferry wrote:

>     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?
	Alldirs allows the remote machine to mount any directory within
	the exported filesystem.
	eg: on a machine with local mountpoints of '/' and '/usr', if you
	export /usr -alldirs a remote machine could mount /usr/share &

	If you want to export multiple filesystems you have to enumerate
	each in /etc/exports.

                   David/abs ( 

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