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I have a Linux machine that shares some files through NFS. The shared directory is:


I then mounted a shared directory (from a Windows machine) to:


/foo/bar is mounted successfully onto the Linux machine and everything is there. However any other machine that mounts /foo from the Linux machine everything is correctly there except /foo/bar is empty.

Is there anyway to do a "recursive mount" of file shares.

Here is the /etc/fstab entry for the Windows share mount of /foo/bar

//windows_machine/share /foo/bar cifs username=user,password=pass 0 0

And the /etc/fstab entry on the client machines that mount /foo

server:/foo /foo nfs rw 0 0
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You want the nohide export option.

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