Re: [vox-tech] NFS Mount Points
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Re: [vox-tech] NFS Mount Points
--- "Shawn P. Neugebauer" <email@example.com>
> Let me say up front I don't have a canned
> answer for you,
> just a different way of looking at this that
> might allow you
> to find an answer to your problem.
> On Sunday 11 May 2003 04:58 pm, Jim Angstadt
> > Hi All,
> > [ this is a re-transmit. I burped on the
> > one. sorry of any inconvenience. ]
> > I've been learning nfs on my home network.
> > A Red Hat 9.0 box exports /home/ja just fine.
> > 8.0 and 7.2 boxes can mount the export. All
> > under /home/ja, and the files within the
> > subordinate dirs looks fine.
> > But, I'm having problems with the RH 8 and RH
> > desktops under X. I think the mounting has
> > overlayed all the dot files and produced
> > results.
> From what you've said thus far, there's nothing
> "overlayed" in this setup. The way to think
> this is "sharing"---your RH8 and RH7.2 machines
> are sharing the *same* directory hierarchy.
> If you're trying to run X (+ other things) on
> these other machines, simultaneously, they
> sharing the same home directory, and certainly
> trying to share some of the same files. It's
> like trying
> to run a word processing application more than
> once on the same machine---if it lets you, and
> it really
> starts two instances, and they each really
> and you use each to edit the same file, then
> (get the idea? more sophisticated stuff like
> usually requires some power user intervention)
My initial idea is to have /home/ja/bin files
available for cron or for me, when I'm working on
the rh 8 or 7.2 boxes. Also, I want access to
'common' config and logfiles on the box that
> > I could export each sub-dir and then mount
> > sub-dir so that I don't step on the dot
> files. I
> > might not need to do that for all sub-dirs,
> > maybe just a few, like /home/ja/bin,
> > /home/ja/temp, /home/ja/etc, and so forth.
> This is a possibility, but the number of "dot"
> files in
> your home directory /home/ja that are affected
> probably fairly controllable. X, KDE, etc. all
> ways to support the kind of functionality you
> trying to achieve.
As a novice with nfs, it seems better to avoid
messing with the dot files rather than controling
the dot file problem.
And, I don't want to reinvent the wheel.
> To summarize, you are looking for a way to run
> X (and ?KDE?/?Gnome?/what else?) more than
> once on different machines sharing the same
> home directory (with configuration, temporary,
> etc. files) such that there are no file
> between the different instances. You're
> for file conflicts only in your home directory.
Here is an example of the differences when
mounting the export, as opposed to not mounting
With it not mounted, I can click 'hat' and 'log
out' and exit X immediately, with no intermediate
prompt. With it mounted, there is an
Obviously, I don't care much about the extra
prompt, just that it tells me that the desktop
config has changed.
> > Is this the way that most people do it? Is
> > a better way?
> I think you'll get some good answers here...but
> you have some better ideas to help you google.
I sure appreciate your comments and hope that
others may have another perspective.
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