Re: Windows NFS client to access Linux (Fedora & Suse) hosts

From: natG (natgrossDOTrentalsystems_at_verizon.net)
Date: 03/29/04


Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 02:11:58 GMT

R.F. Pels wrote:
> natG wrote:
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>>Samba was designed for Windows shares and therefore carries
>>Windows/netbios baggage (performance wise) with it.
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> Heh. My experience tells me that Samba is quite some quicker as a Windows
> server sharing volumes through the same method. Definitely feels snappier.
Yes, but is it quicker than nfs between Linux hosts?
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>>Do folks actually use Samba for Linux-only networks? One of the Linux
>>hosts is also a J2EE server, and I don't want it to incure extra Samba
>>overhead memory/cpu unless absolutely required.
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> Yes you do. One, the overhead isn't that much, two, you can share disk space
> over SMB while at the same time sharing it via NFS.