[CentOS] SAMBA vs NFS

mark m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Nov 26 16:53:23 UTC 2009


Alan McKay wrote:
> Hey folks,
> 
> A coworker wants to share drives between CentOS systems via SAMBA,
> which sort of seems pretty counter intuitive to me.   But he says he's
> had troubles in the past with NFS.   He was sort of short on details,
> but something about NFS not being reliable unless you enable NFS
> locking, but when you do that, you can end up in situations where if
> the server crashes it can cause the clients to hang too.
> 
> I've used NFS for years in other jobs and don't recall issues like this.
> 
> Thoughts?

The usual: what were the *exact* errors? I've never seen problems, either.

	mark
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