[OT-ish] nfs v. samba

TreeBoy ubuntu at petethetree.co.uk
Fri Oct 28 15:08:43 UTC 2005

On Friday 28 Oct 2005 15:47, James Fogg wrote:
> > I've been trying to come up with a system to share files in
> > my home network consisting of a desktop computer and a
> > laptop, using a wireless router. Both are Breezy, but I
> > sometimes boot my laptop to WindowsXP, but don't plan on
> > needing to access files on my Breezy box from XP.
> Samba (and Windows drive sharing) uses the CIFS protocol, which is
> exceeding drunk and stupid. It has no sliding window mechanism and is
> therefore a dog on fast links (anything faster than dialup Internet). On
> the Windows side of things, it also gets "lost" during very large file
> xfers and will hang or drop entire files.

This suite is Microsoft's "Services For Unix" (lovely acronym!) and is 
available for free from their site.

It also allows some (very few!) Posix apps to run on WIndows.....

It is only available for XP and Server 2003.

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