Re: Samba vs. NFS

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> What is the convention wisdom with respect to Linux clients/Linux
> server? NFS, SMB, both?
> Samba SEEMS to provide better throughput yes? NFS presumably uses fewer
> resources/cycles?

Samba does not know about Posix uids/gids and permission bits (that is, all the
info on ls -l). That's the reason NFS is better if the server and client are
all Linux, FreeBSD or other Unix variants.

It IS possible to use samba for, say, home directories or application
directories, but you would'nt be able to store there set-uid executables or
share files with other users (unless you make them world-readable or

[]s, Fernando Lozano

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