NFS Server and MS Windows

DSA - JCR juancr at
Tue Jun 20 08:44:18 UTC 2006

>> I am mounting a NFS server (FreeBSD 6.1 "amd64") for a MS Windows Network
>>  for a customer and I see that I can not see the NFS server from windows
>> boxes.
>> Must I install Samba for that? or anything in the MS Windows boxes?
>> I thougth that Windows understand NFS but seems to be not.
>I've never actually done this, but I read about it because it is something
>I want to do, at least temporarily, as I migrate from Windows to FreeBSD.
>(Ironically all the Microsft documentation on the subject assumes you are
>migrating the other way!) However, I think you need to search Microsoft's
>site, and look up how to install their 'Client for NFS' (or 'Gateway for
>NFS' depending on your network)

I have read it and downloaded, but it seems to be something obsolete (v.
3.5 is from 2004) and I suspect they hasn't made nothing new.

BTW, Not only assumes you are migrating to MS, but also says it is cheaper
MS world than UNIX world !!!  ;D

incredible !!!

best regards

Juan Coruña
Desarrollo de Software Atlantico

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