recommendations for Windows NFS clients needed
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Wed Sep 7 20:53:11 UTC 2005
let me preface this by stating that I have been completely and totally
spoiled by most of ubuntu. Filesharing with Samba and printing (brother
hl5170dn) are two notable exceptions.
my experience with Samba has been uniformly negative no matter what
environment or context I use it in. It typically takes me days to get
the basic cookbook functionality working and then at best it's fragile.
The latest straw was trying to use folder sharing with 5.0.4. it
doesn't work for me and I'm not interested in trying to fix it. Samba
is a dead loss as far as I'm concerned.
but I still need to share files between machines which means I must turn
to NFS. Are there any decent Windows NFS clients out there? I don't
mind paying money but I want to make sure that if I'm paying money, I
get something worthwhile.
your advice would be most welcome.
 since I know someone is going to ask, what I did was click on
system->administration->shared folders. First time I was told I did not
have Samba or NFS installed. I installed and I used the user space NFS
server. Reran the shared folders application and added a new folder.
Left path associated with the folder in my home directory, shared by
smb, named the share esjhome, change general Windows sharing settings to
workgroup workgroup and left it do not use wins. Saved everything,
started Samba. Found a share within network browsing, try to login and
it rejected my authentication. The dialog box also kept on me I was
trying to connect to localhost.localdomain and kept trying to change the
username to lidsquid/esj (lidsquid is the name of my XP laptop).
The stuff really should just work. as I said above, I have been so
spoiled by ubuntu mostly just working that when I find something with a
horrible user interface like Samba, it just frustrates me to no end.
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