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Re: Running several instances of an fs server...

From: Fredrik Liljegren
Subject: Re: Running several instances of an fs server...
Date: 23 Jul 2002 16:41:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/21.2 writes:
> > Since filesystems can be `mounted' in users directories, serveral users
> > of the same machine are very likely to mount the same filesystem in
> > their own home dir, so that's an important issue.

> A user will not (in most cases) 'mount' a disk stored filesystem which is
> stored on a device or partition, for example (and it will not have the
> permissions to do this). The user can 'mount' a filesystem stored in a file
> (this is called a loopback device in linux).

Many systems might have several users who have access to the
disk-drive; allowing them to mount disks hidden in their
home-directory.  Maybe they're not actually sitting at the computer at
the same time, but I have no problems imagining me inserting a disk in
my computer and trying to access it from work, while my girl friend
uses the computer at home.  That could lead to the discussed situation
of the same device mounted twice, r/w, without the users realizing it.


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