NFS trys following remote symlinks as if local!
I've come across this crazy problem and I hope someone knows what's
I am using kernel-level NFS. Debian unstable. 2.4.14. I have exported /
I can mount the remote filesystem on my client machine no problem. But
if I try to change to a remote symlinked directory I get, for example:
bash: cd: backup2: No such file or directory
Because that directory doesn't exist on my _local_ machine.
If I "cd backup" I am changed into the directory on my local machine
(because it exists). Not only is this surreal but it's dangerous if I
think I'm in the directory of a remote computer when I'm actually in a
I haven't turned up this problem through searching for a solution. The
mount package version is 2.11m-1.
To date I've always avoided NFS and used Samba so I'm inexperienced at
this. Samba can't provide the remote file permissions I wish to also
store for backup purposes.