On 12 Jan 2008, at 22:23, Frank Murphy wrote:
> Conor Wynne wrote:
>>>> Its essentially the same thing, Server Message Block (Where SAMBA
>> gets its name)
>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block>>>> Newer versions of the same stack -- different names and that about
>> it. Think SMB1 and SMB2
>> At around the time when Sun Microsystems announced WebNFS <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebNFS>> >  <http://www.sun.com/software/webnfs/overview.xml>, Microsoft
>> launched an initiative in 1996 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996>
>> to rename SMB to *Common Internet File System* (*CIFS)*
>> Could NFS work as a replacement for CIFS\Samba, some of the children
> won't use the linux,
> my eldest girl is willing to give it a go, as long as her Mobile and
> Digital camera can work from it.
Yes and No. For linux/UNIX/MAC clients, then yes it can, it can also
even for windows via MicroSoft's
SFU package, but SFU can be tricky to implement, at least for a server
-- mappings is a pain in AD.
If your DNS server is not 100%, then its perf will suck as well. But
this is another discussion for windows servers and linux/UNIX clients.
So yes and no is your answer. I would stick with samba for windows
clients, and either samba or NFS for linux.
You can use both actually, the same share can be exported as NFS or
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