"Cloud" software ?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Fri May 25 20:49:25 UTC 2012

> As he said in his post, NFS is the first place to start. It's available on 
> FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS, other Unix derived systems, and Windows 7. The one 
> thing to be careful of is that it works best when you have all home 
> directories on central servers and all access is on client machines. It is

i would strongly recommend serving windows clients with windows protocol 
(samba), it is just simple and works great

> For earlier (< 7) Windows boxes, one possibility is running Samba on the Unix 
> servers. This would seem most natural to a Windows user as they merely have 
> to browse the network to find the shared file systems.

With windows 7 samba still is far better.

And with NFS you will not be able to enforce security without making 
separate filesystem for each user.

> However, another possibility is running a WebDAV server that makes the home 
> directories visible. Windows (>= XP) can connect drive letters to WebDAV 
> servers, and there are also Android and iPhone apps that can access WebDAV.

if really someone needs HTTP based file access (IMHO stupid) because 
phones require this i would rather set it up parallel to SAMBA and/or NFS


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