Bug 279021

Summary: refer= syntax is both strange and has bad error reporting
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Eric Paris <eparis>
Component: nfs-utilsAssignee: Steve Dickson <steved>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Eric Paris 2007-09-05 14:38:18 EDT
Description of problem:

I created an /etc/exports file with

/export/referral *(fsid=0,refer=hostname:/some_export)

The man page does actually say the syntax is supposed to be

/export/referral *(fsid=0,refer=/some_export@hostname)

question is why are we throwing eons of nfs syntax out the window?  Hasn't it
always been hostname:export ?  At the very least if the 'wrong' syntax is given
there needs to be some error message that it isn't going to work rather than
just silently failing.

Please add 'normal' syntax if possible and if not, at least give me an error
that there was something wrong.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 09:46:17 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.

If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.