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SubjectRe: NFS compatibility problem with pipes
David Malone wrote:
> > A pipe is undefined in NFSv2 (it btw doesnt do anything useful in NFSv3
> > either - its there but doesnt run across the network).
> Couldn't it behave as a named pipe would in the local filesystem?
> I'm sure I've seen this work elsewhere? (Not that that means it's
> the correct thing to do, but...)

It's the correct thing to do for NFS mounted diskless systems.

Just like devices in /dev: they don't run across the network either.

-- Jamie

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