recommendations for Windows NFS clients needed

Eric S. Johansson esj at
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.


[1] 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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