[OT-ish] nfs v. samba

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Fri Oct 28 16:44:58 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-10-28 at 11:52 -0400, Todd Slater wrote:
> > server's /etc/exports line:
> > /home/users/albums *.burner(ro,all_squash,anonuid=65534,anongid=100,async)
> I don't have the sync option. Since I copy from client to server, I
> need it writable. The options I have are (rw,async).

Yeah, I consider nfs far too trusting to be used rw. I just have
readonly shares on each machine that needs its data to be accessible to
the other machines, but I usually just use nautilus's builtin sftp when
I really do want to write to a remote machine.

I have in the past made the share rw, but I don't recall any serious
performance problems. I do use the nfs-kernel-server package, though,
and my main nfs server is a debian box. All clients are ubuntu,

> > client's /etc/fstab line:
> > suppressingfire:/home/users/albums /albums nfs ro,auto  0       0
> I didn't add the server to my fstab, preferring to mount it manually:
> sudo mount serverip:/home/me/nfs
> I basically followed the docs for NFS in the Ubuntu wiki.
> Todd
Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>

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