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SubjectRe: NFS looking good!


On Tue, 25 Aug 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > One last wish-list item. It would be great if kexportfs accepted domain
> > wildcards like the user nfs server. It's a great pain having to
> > specifically list all potential client boxes.
>
> The user level mountd/nfs has the advantage it can do DNS lookups being
> a user application. The kernel side stuff has to work with address or
> at best address/mask alas

Ugh. Is it possible to create a kernel daemon to perform the DNS lookups
on our behalf? Perhaps something akin to the kmod thread?

Failing that, masks are a must. I can't see sysadmins generating huge
export files with one entry per potential client <g>.

Steve



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