Subject: Re: mounting by wedge name
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/24/2007 14:05:19
In article <>,
Alan Barrett  <> wrote:
>On Sun, 23 Dec 2007, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>> I am not sure this is the right way to do things, since I will not be
>> able to mount from a host called "wedge" :) Perhaps a better syntax is
>> to use [wedgename].
>Why would you be unable to mount from a host called wedge?  Even if
>"mount wedge:/foo mnt" would no longer guess that you meant to do an NFS
>mount, I had assumed that "mount_nfs wedge:/foo /mnt" would still treat
>"wedge" as a host name, and similarly for other ways of invoking the
>same operation ("mount -t nfs", "nfs" in third column of /etc/fstab).
>(I like the "wedge:" syntax.)

I find it confusing because it overloads the old meaning.