Subject: Re: Problems with union mounting
To: Brian C. Grayson <>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: netbsd-help
Date: 09/30/1997 11:13:19
On Mon, 29 Sep 1997 14:28:24 -0500 (CDT)  Brian C. Grayson wrote:

>   I know Linux's mountd supports it -- the -r option.  From their
> man page:
>        -r or --re-export

>   Is there a good systems/security reason that we don't?  Or is
> it just a matter of someone doing the work?  Is this an FAQ?

Because it does horrible damage to NFS semantics.

I suspect the Linux folk did it because they had a user level NFS
server originally and it was 'easy' hack that interested someone.