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SubjectRe: How come dd if=/dev/zero of=/nfs/dev/null does not send packets over the network?
"Piszcz, Justin Michael" <> said:


> Instead it treats it as a local block device?

Because only the _description_ (inode for device, etc) for /nfs/dev/null
are gotten over the net, the actual _device_ is local.
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