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NFS mounting a directory of symbolic links to other directories


Quoting Don Levey <lug-TwWeWiF2EGRi+ztankeudA at>:

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> Here's my situation:
> On my main server I have a directory containing all my music, in
> /base/music/artist/album format.  I created a second directory,
> /base/kidsmusic, intending to link to a subsection of the artists in the
> music directory and create a list of kid-safe music.
> I have both /base/music and /base/kidsmusic exported in my /etc/exports
> file, and I can mount the kidsmusic directory remotely.  However, while
> I can see all of the links remotely, I can't access them.
> I don't want to try the two most obvious solutions:
> 1) Simply copy the files
> 2) Simply mount the main directory
> The first would create unnecessary duplication and use of disk space,
> and the second would expose kids to non-safe music.  Is there a third
> option?

Use hard links instead of soft links?

> -Don


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