weird NFS problem
The behaviour of the user space nfs server has changed in a potentially
nasty way and there's no documentation about it in the package or
better yet at installation time.
On slink, you could put the names of symlinks in /etc/exports
eg /home, even though /home was a symlink to /local/home,
you could mount /home remotely. Now the server follows symlinks and
looks up the final pathname in /etc/exports, so existing configurations
can be broken. Mine was... and the messages to the log just say the
request was blocked.
Oddly enough the only entry in changelog.gz which looks relevant
is dated 1993.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.