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Re: Buyer Beware: A Major Change in NFS is about to happen

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 01:11:56PM -0400, Steve Dickson wrote:
> After further review... by a number of people, its been decided
> the /etc/nfsmount.conf file will be installed with the default
> protocol version set to v3. This will stop the mount failures 
> with older Linux servers but make it very easy to make v4
> the default version. A nice compromise, IMHO...  
> Note, with nfsmount.conf file one can configure mount options 
> per mount point, per server and globally (which is how the default
> version will be set). See the nfsmount.conf(5) for details. So
> I strongly urge you try the v4 protocol by setting the version 
> to v4 in one of those sections... 
> The new nfs-utils rpm will be ready shortly... 
> My apoloizes for all the excitement... It was truly unintended
> and unexpected... :-\ 


One thing you could do to spread the knowledge about NFSv4
capabilities would be to write a bit in the Release Notes beat that
covers NFS, encouraging people to try the setting in appropriate


(There may be another place to put this information -- consult with
the Docs team at #fedora-docs for more information.)

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