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Re: NFS vs SMB



On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 18:28 -0400, Lyvim Xaphir wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 12:37 +0100, Dan Track wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Could someone please highlight the pros and cons of using nfs over smb.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance
> > Dan
> > 
> 
> I understand that samba is a little more secure than NFS.  But if you
> really want an easy solution, try fuse-sshfs:
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/extras/4/i386/repodata/repoview/fuse-
> sshfs-0-1.2-3.fc4.html
> 
> It's implemented in user space and is as easy as a login.  Your UID's do
> not need to be the same on other machines, like with NFS.  You just need
> a login, and then you can mount the directory(s).  There's no messing
> around with root controlled files as in NFS/Samba.  The implementation
> is fast, easy, and I think it's more secure than either NFS or Samba.
> 
> LX
> -- 

Both FUSE and especially SSH add huge amount of over-head.
Unless there's a specific reason that dictates the need for extra
security and encryption (Sharing files over the Internet and/or insecure
network), I'd advise against using SSHFS.

Gilboa


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