NFS or an alternative?
cswiger at mac.com
Tue Jan 13 10:48:39 PST 2009
On Jan 12, 2009, at 9:56 PM, Jay Hall wrote:
> I am in the process of redesigning my organization's network. And,
> since we will be using mostly Macintosh OS X clients, I am
> considering using NFS. However, I will need the ability to perform
> user/group authentication since users may not always log in from the
> same PC.
> Essentially, each user has a home directory which only they, and
> possibly their secretary, needs to have access to. And, we have
> directories which groups of people need access to.
Given the above requirements, Samba/CIFS is probably a better match
for what you are doing that NFS would be.
> From the reading I have done this evening, my understanding is NFSv4
> will meet all of these needs. Is this correct? And, is there a
> better way to accomplish this?
Note that Apple only ships NFSv3-aware software, and I'm not sure
whether FreeBSD supports NFSv4 yet either. There appears to be
external work here:
...which you might look into.
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