how to hide nfs share absolute path to the clients
On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 23:36 -0400, Mail Lists wrote:
> Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have a file system /fs
> > I want to export a directory /fs/nfsdir and all its subdirectories.
> > As on the client side /etc/fstab is world readable, I would like not to
> > show the absolute path of the server side.
> > Is this possible with any kind of directives at client and/or server side?
> > So that /etc/fstab on the clients would be
> Have you considered bind mounting to somewhere different and
> exporting the bind mount ?
> To do this - on the nfs server fstab add a line something like:
> /nfsapp/foo /mnt/friendlyfoo ext3 bind
> then put /mnt/friendlyfoo into your /etc/exports file. This way if yo
> uhave to roll to a backup disk or something you simply bind mount that
> onto the friendly exported name.
I think he has to define by what he means to hide the links. I suspect,
if you do df -a it will expose the links.
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