Re: [vserver] Mounting NFS(v4) with vserver guest's own IP address

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Mon 28 Jan 2008 - 21:12:18 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 11:34:17AM +0100, Mark Hunting wrote:
> Daniel Hokka Zakrisson wrote:
> >>hmm, IIRC, the purpose of fstab.remote was to have something
> >>which is done from withing the guest's network namespace,
> >>so I would assume that it already uses the guest IPs, but
> >>maybe daniel can clarify here ...
> >>
> >
> >Indeed, fstab.remote is mounted from within a chbind.
> >
> >
> >>anyway, you might want to use one of the pre-pre scripts and
> >>limit your networking to the guest ip you want to do the mount
> >>from (with chbind)
> >>
> >
> >... which should mean that this wouldn't change anything.
> Thanks for all your answers. I now understand the mount command isn't
> the problem. I can do the mount from the guest IP, that's no problem.
> But when I then 'do' something on the NFS mount, like a simple ls or
> touch, this is done using the host IP.
> I can change this behaviour by changing the route to my NFS server
> through the guest IP instead of through the host IP (which is the
> default). But the routing table is server-wide, so all guests and even
> the host will use this route. Or is there a way to create a route table
> entry for one guest only?

sure, make sure that multiple routing tables are enabled,
assign one to your guest, and setup proper routing
(source based) there, and the kernel will honor that


> Regards,
> Mark
Received on Mon Jan 28 21:12:47 2008

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