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    Samba vs NFS


    I currently use samba, but have heard in some circles that NFSis better, any strong feelings from anyone either way? I currently use samba, and have no major qualms, but if this is true, it might be nice to increase performace or whatever NFS does better.
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    i wouldn't worry about the difference. since both use completely different algorithms, a certain type of configuration will make one slower and the other faster and vice versa. there is also different versions of each, and it is hard to get good data comparisons of the most relevent versions to you. so that makes them difficult to compare. and i have not really read any substanciating evidence as to which one will perform better in your situation, or any for that matter.

    but smb supports sharing of printers and other goodies, and is compatible with windows. nfs can't do that, so on my linux box i use smb for those purposes. but nfs is nice because it exports file permissions nicer since it is the defacto for any unix environment.

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    yeah, all the clients on my network are windows, so ill keep support for them, thanks for the feedback!
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    Samba is limited to 2Gb file size while NFS is not for recent kernels.

    Just my 2 cents.

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