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SubjectRe: NFS compatibility problem with pipes
On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, David Malone wrote:

> 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 would work if 1. you used 2.0.36+ (*not* 2.2) or 2. you had a unfsd
server (not sure about knfsd though, so this could become "if you have a
linux server").

It's as simple as this: NFSv2 doesn't know about named pipes and people
have hacked their way around this limitation. It just happens that linux
chose a different hack than everybody else.

I had at some point a patch for 2.1.something which made linux use
char<255,255> as the NFSv2 encoding for a named pipe. I'll see if I can
get it to work with 2.2, but it'll have to wait until tonight when I get
back home. :)


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than to open it and remove all doubt.

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