Subject: NFS Exports and SymLinks - Why not ?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Joao Carlos Mendes Luis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/28/1995 02:24:36
Hi all, 

  Can somebody explain why are symbolic link not allowed in nfs exports ?

  I checked the sources for /sys/nfs and /usr/src/sbin/mountd.  mountd
simply refuses to mount if ANY of the dir in path is a symlink.

  Is this a security issue ?


Joao Carlos Mendes Luis
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Network Manager				UFRJ/COPPE/CISI
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro