The Unix Haters' Handbook

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
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 
>> time
>> 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.

Peace...  Sridhar

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