NFS Server and MS Windows
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Tue Jun 20 00:22:58 UTC 2006
On Jun 19, 2006, at 3:38 PM, FBSD_UG wrote:
> On 19 jun 2006, at 22:17, DSA - JCR wrote:
>> Must I install Samba for that? or anything in the MS Windows boxes?
>> I thougth that Windows understand NFS but seems to be not.
Windows doesn't understand NFS; this is almost purely a Unix
creation. I suggest installing Samba if you have a large number of
machines (mostly that you do not control), which need access to the
fileserver or for clients that aren't incredibly computer-savvy since
you won't need to provide many more instructions than what's already
available for installing the software and configuring/mounting
shares. Plus, there are many tie-ins for kerberos, etc so you won't
have to deal with setting up or working around a kludgy
authentication system (sort of an issue with SFU as mentioned below).
> This might come in handy too:
That is a good solution, but you don't want to have to require more
than 10+ machines to have this installing since users will start
griping and this may create more of a headache for you than it's worth.
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