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Re: [SLUG] linux to linux shares
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] linux to linux shares
- From: Scott Gourlay <scottag67@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 20:27:16 +1100
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On 2/17/06, tuxta2 <tuxta2@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ben Donohue wrote:
> > Hi Slugs,
> > i've been playing around with windows accessing linux shares using
> > samba so long, i've realised i've never had linux sharing linux shares.
> > I have a linux server that is sharing files using smb to windows boxes.
> > If I wanted to now have linux workstations accessing the same data on
> > the linux box, is it better to stick with smb for linux as in
> > smbclient or is there a better way?
> > Ben
> I use nfs because of its speed, I mount the share and treat it as a
> local file. I have proved to myself a number of times by using both
> samba and nfs that the speed difference is not only noticeable, but
> necessary when watching movies direct from the server. Movies watched
> over nfs are completely smooth, and when I jump around the movie there
> is no lag, jumps 5 tracks and keeps playing instantly. Conversely, when
> run with samba I get a bit of a flicker every now and then, but when I
> jump tracks there is a significant delay.
> It also seems to me that while nfs is many times easier to set up a
> simple share, to truly secure it requires a fair bit more thought and
> planning, but for me it is most definately the better of the 2.
> *only uses Linux though* so have no idea how a windows client would work
> with nfs. (or if there is even 3rd party software to handle nfs on the
> Doze front)
> My 2c
It was a long time ago in the early Windows 3.x and 95 days there were
tools to allow the use of NFS shares with windows. I cant remember the
product name now. I remember seting up for a client to allow transfer
of data from som local PC's to a Pyramid box, there was a specific
reason why they did not FTP the files.
Later I used a Novell NFS to enable sharing of the printers and access
to these files. That was an interesting problem as I found a bug in
the LPR Deamon in the Pyramid box, it would take packets and deliver
them to the bit bucket, so print jobs would start to spool from the
Netware servers then disapear.
I have not recently checked if any products exist to do the same as it
is easy now with SAMBA if you want to share files between windows and
But I guess if you could do before you probably still can now!!
PS. New to the list, also what date is the next meeting, I have
checked the SLUG site but can find no details.