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hi , i have a solution being built on suses linux and i noticed that the nfs interface is using ipv6 and the rest of the soluton ipv4. The person ...
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    NFS over ipv6 performs better?


    hi , i have a solution being built on suses linux and i noticed that the nfs interface is using ipv6 and the rest of the soluton ipv4. The person that did it affirms that there's a significant performance gain using nfs over ipv6 so thats the reason of it. I'm questioning myself what's the technical reason , this is just making the environment more complex until now.

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    Tbh, I dont think that ipv6 alone grants a nfs performance gain.
    It is just another layer beneath nfs.

    But why guess?
    I would claim a performance comparison from this person.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Tbh, I dont think that ipv6 alone grants a nfs performance gain.
    It is just another layer beneath nfs.

    But why guess?
    I would claim a performance comparison from this person.

    thats what i think , the thing is its a little bit more political , i bet the person wont give me any results , i would have to setup my own environment which i dont have time. i dont see any reason ipv6 would increase performance. as im not a specialist on ipv6 i cant afirm that for sure , but my understanding is that ipv6 is just the addressing scheme so i dont see any relation , its just making my OS and storage layer more complex.

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    Unfortunately I also know this game.
    Someone makes a claim and if you challenge this claim, it is somehow your duty to debunk it.

    My suggestion is:
    Engage in a email -or otherwise written- conversation.
    Ask to repeat the statements,
    also ask for that performance comparison.

    1) If there is no response: Then you at least have proof, that you had concerns early
    2) If that person tries to shift work your way: Either deny it (if the work is not within your scope) or use the discussion to justify the additonal work with your manager
    3) If there would be a valid and sound explanation, and it actually *does* give more performance: All the better.

    But -again- I doubt 3). I see no reason, why it would be faster.


    TL;DR: Documented communication as proof is worth gold
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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