Re: Fwd: NFS over arpanet?

Stuart Levy (
Tue, 1 Dec 87 12:29:21 CST

One problem we've had in NFSing between disparate machines is with
naming them. The mount request passes the originating machine -name-
rather than having the server use gethostbyaddr(). It's important
to check that "hostname" on the client yields a name known to the
server and vice versa. That's probably not the whole problem but
can cause things to break.

A guy from Proteon, Mick Scully ( recently visited here
and mentioned that he had mounted NFS filesystems at Berkeley across ARPAnet.

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