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Note, however, that it is not recommended to write to a single networked block device from different clients simultaneously, since that would probably result in data loss; if you want different clients to use the same shared network resource, you don't need the Network Block Device (which, basically, is a Disk Server protocol) but something else, like Sun's Network File System (NFS), or CODA.
Starting with nbd-client 1:2.9.9-3, there's support for running root on an NBD filesystem. This support works as follows: - There's only support for initramfs for now. If you need something else, patches are welcome... - Due to a bug in initramfs-tools (#460569), the nbd-client initramfs scripts will only work if a working network is connected to eth0, and the nbd-server is available throug more»
nbd (1:2.9.9-4) unstable; urgency=low * In order to mount a filesystem on an nbd device, you should now specify the option "_netdev" in /etc/fstab, rather than "noauto". This way, the regular mount initscripts will take care of mounting and unmounting NBD devices, rather than the nbd-client initscript. The traditional method of using the "noauto" option will continue to work more»
NBD-CLIENT(8) NBD-CLIENT(8) NAME nbd-client - connect to a server running nbd-server(1), to use its exported block device SYNOPSIS nbd-client [ bs=blocksize ] [ timeout=seconds ] host port nbd-device [ -sdp ] [ -swap ] [ -persist ] nbd-client -d nbd-device nbd-client -c nbd-device DESCRIPTION more»
nbd (1:2.9.11-3lenny1) oldstable-security; urgency=low * Cherry-pick commit 3ef52043861ab16352d49 more»
This package was debianized by Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> on Sat, 5 May 2001 12:24:33 +020 more»