[OT-ish] nfs v. samba

David Teague(T-bird acct) davidbteague at verizon.net
Fri Oct 28 15:00:06 UTC 2005

Oscar wrote:

>On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 09:25:19 -0400
>Todd Slater <dontodd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I recently set up NFS to share files linux to linux. After mounting
>>the shared directory I tried transferring some files; the transfer was
>>incredibly slow. A folder of jpegs about 5.5 MB took well over 4
>>minutes. I say this is incredibly slow because when I ran Mandrake
>>(RIP) with samba, I could transfer a 700 MB file in like 6 minutes or
>>something (Windows and linux).
>95% of all computer related problems are located somewhere between the chair and the monitor... :)
I recall being told that NFS is pretty much insecure, 
and should not be used where an arbitrary machine
from the internet can access an NFS file system?

Is this fact? If so how serious is the insecurity? Have
there been advances in NFS since such a time?

RE: Your "95%" remark: Not unlike the nut holding the
steering wheel on my car?

David Teague
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