Re:Hard link /etc/passwd

Gianluca Cecchi tekka99 at libero.it
Mon Jun 30 06:07:21 EDT 2003


> Good day, 
> I have an 11 node diskless cluster.  All slave node 
> roots are under /tftpboot/node1 ... /tftpboot/node2 
> ... so on.  Is it safe to hard link the /etc/passwd 
> and /etc/group file to the server nodes for 
> consistency across the network? 
 
Apart from the beowulf related srategy, 
take in mind that hard links cannot traverse filesystems.. 
 
Bye, 
Gianluca   

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