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Offline shrek8421

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[solved] Samba, NFS or NFSv4
« on: 26. August 2012, 15:50:33 »
Hi ,
I need to share files from my linux(server) to windows(client).

After systemd which would be the best way to do it?
samba
nfs
nfsv4

Is there something else?
Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks.
« Last Edit: 02. September 2012, 15:51:00 by philm »

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Re: Samba, NFS or NFSv4
« Reply #1 on: 27. August 2012, 22:37:39 »
For sharing to windows you're probably best off using Samba.
I've been using that for about 6 years now and it works just fine.
Speeds are very acceptable these days, I easily get 75MB/s up to 120MB/s but my mobo has a pci-e gbit lan and the drives are pretty new so good performance is to be expected.

For a simple unsecure share I just used:
Code: [Select]
[2tb]
        path = /media/2tb
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

This allows everyone read & write access to that mount point.
You'll probably want to work on some security but if you are the only user you could just opt to skip that I guess..

NFS is probably better for Linux<->Linux shares though since it holds permissions.

You could try out samba4 but I have no idea how stable that is, have not yet had time to experiment through a VM.
« Last Edit: 27. August 2012, 22:40:57 by snek »

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Re: Samba, NFS or NFSv4
« Reply #2 on: 28. August 2012, 05:19:34 »
Thanks mate.
I am now using samba. I wanted to know if it better to use something else.
Thanks for the answer.