Subject: Re: RPC/mountd problems
To: Ian Zagorskih <>
From: David P. Reese Jr. <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/12/2004 01:21:00
On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:36:06PM +0700, Ian Zagorskih wrote:
> Ugh-ugh.. Ok, i got it. But what should i do if i need to host many projects 
> on some server and export them with NFS ? As minimum, different projects have 
> different access rules. Assigning one mount point per project isn't too good. 
> I can reach the limit of disklabel too fast, not mentioning the 
> administrative nightmare..

Use nullfs mounts.  This is how I get around this problem with multiple
diskless clients.  In your case, you'll want to do something like the

   o Create an /export/ directory with subdirectories naming your different

   o Append to fstab:
     /home/project1 /export/project1 null rw 0 0
     /home/project2 /export/project2 null rw 0 0
     /home/project3 /export/project3 null rw 0 0

   o Then make your exports look like this:
     /export/project1 <project1 hosts>
     /export/project2 <project2 hosts>
     /export/project3 <project3 hosts>

   David P. Reese, Jr.                                  daver at