smbfs -> nfs

Peter H. Lemieux phl at
Tue Mar 3 03:20:17 GMT 1998

> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 17:30:25 +0100 (CET)
> From: Jarek Durak <durak at>
> Subject: smbfs -> nfs
> I have one question. Could I export by the NFS an previously mounted
> smbfs filesystem?
> From: "C. R. Oldham" <cro at>
> Subject: Re: smbfs -> nfs
> Search the archives of this list--there was a thread on this just
> yesterday or the day before--apparently it does not work.

Having made this work myself, I'll repost what I wrote in the earlier

Assuming you're using a recent Linux kernel compiled with support for smb
and nfs filesystems, you *can* re-export a share mounted with smbmount via
nfs.  Make sure that you start rpc.mountd and rpc.nfsd with the -r (or
--re-export) flag.

This also works for NetWare filesystems mounted with ncpmount (even over
IPX), though you can only re-export a single volume (see "man ncpmount"
for details). 


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