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OT - NFS through firewalls

I've got a setup like this:

 +------+                  +--------+
 |NFS   |        |Firewall|      +--------+
 |Server|------------------|        |----+-------------|Client 1|
 +------+ +--------+    |  +--------+
                                         |             +--------+
                                         +-------------|Client 2|
                                         |  +--------+
                                         |             +--------+
                                         +-------------|Client 3|

The firewall box is using NAT to connect all the internal machines to
external machines through the firewall's interface:

  iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s -j SNAT \

And all the clients have the firewall's internal interface as their

  Kernel IP routing table
  Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   U         UG

What happens if each of my client machines NFS mounts the same drive
from the server?  Are there problems with doing this?  I suppose I could
NFS mount the directory on the firewall machine, and then NFS mount this
NFS-mounted directory on each of the clients, but I don't know if that's
a good idea either.

Any advice?


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