The Unix Haters' Handbook
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 13:11:23 CDT 2008
Andrew Back wrote:
>> Chapter 14---I don't know anyone using NFS anymore (I think the last
>> I saw NFS in a commercial setting was the late 90s, and even at home, I
>> don't use NFS all that much). But replace NFS with Samba, and it's
>> spot on
>> (more or less).
> I'd say it's use has if anything grown. Modern data centers often have
> dedicated GigE NFS LANs. Good for consolidated storage and portability
> useful in HA and virtualised platforms, but cheaper than SAN. And NAS
> vendors such as NetApp have gone to great pains to get folks such as
> Oracle to certify their technology in such configurations.
I use NFS all over the place. I wouldn't be caught dead using SMBFS in
a production setting.
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