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[Discuss] nfs hard links

Given that a hard link is where multiple directory entries reference the same inode number within a filesystem, there is no way I would expect an NFS client to be able to do this. ?The client would need to have knowledge of major, minor of the server's block devices.


Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:On Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:31:02 +0000
"Edward Ned Harvey (blu)" <blu at> wrote:

> Can you hard link a NFS mounted file to another NFS mounted file on
> the same NFS system?

Maybe. It requires POSIX-compliant hard links on the server file
system, the server daemon, the client NFS software and the client OS.
If you are missing any of these then attempting to create the link will

Rich P.
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