Samba vs NFS
Ow Mun Heng
Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Sat May 22 01:12:56 UTC 2004
I have a problem. I want to access a shared directory over a WAN link.
There are 2 methods available to me, NFS and Samba.
Problem is the Client is a Linux Box, and somehow the idea of using
samba as a means to an end instead of NFS is a little bit weird (?).
But anyway, I tried both and it seems that I have more success using
samba to mount the share rather than using NFS.
NFS always reports a time-out connecting the server. Yes, there is a
200ms lag in ping times to the server box (WAN link)
However, Samba seems to be able to handle it more gracefully than NFS.
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