[K12OSN] Fastest file sharing method?

Daniel Bodanske daengbo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 03:36:14 UTC 2007

I guess I'll just try all three. Anyone recommend something besides


On 3/16/07, Calvin Dodge <caldodge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Daniel Bodanske <daengbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am going to ask the knowledgeable  members of this list ... If I
> > have a choice of file sharing methods over my closed network (SMB,
> > NFS, SSHFS, etc.), which provides the fastest large-file transfers?
> I would have though NFS would be fastest, but after Googling a bit I'm
> not so sure. I can say that in my experience copying files from Linux
> to Windows via Samba is far slower than Linux to Linux via NFS, but
> Linux to Linux via SMB (CIFS) is apparently a different matter.
> You could try both ways at the same time, and run some benchmarks,
> then share the results with use (you can share the same files via SMB
> and NFS, after all).
> One caveat - apparently some recent Linux kernels have had problems
> with CIFS-mounted shares. I discovered this from researching after the
> _second_ system hang on my mom's linux box just after unmounting a
> Windows share. So by all means try it out, but don't be surprised if
> SMB gives you an unpleasant surprise.
> Calvin
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