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File: 28b8a4ff3b2aa6d⋯.jpg (22.84 KB, 800x533, 800:533, NFS.jpg)

 No.882182

Is it gud?

Do you use it?

What for?

What makes it better or worse than other solutions?

 No.882302

>>882182

It's old, it's tested, it's pretty much default option on unix.


 No.882303

>>882182

For ad-hoc, grab files from other machine, scenario I find SSHFS more convenient.

For bulk file transfers - rsync

For VM - iSCSI volumes

Primary use for NFS is workgroup like scenarios, but then you often have requirement to support win/mac, forcing you to use CIFS or abortion that is AFP


 No.882307

At work, our users' home folders are stored on a central server and mounted locally via NFS. CIFS/SMB is only used for the handful of Windows machines.


 No.882322

>>882182

no. "transparent" network based file systems are the most retarded thing since file systems. also every man page of every system call in Linux lists some edge case to do with NFS


 No.882336

>>882322

>"transparent" network based file systems are the most retarded thing since file systems.

why? why is that a bad idea?


 No.882344

>>882336

He's gonna paste something from the Unix haters book soon


 No.882345

>>882182

Its better than smb/cifs/applel but its not as good as 9P.


 No.882350

>>882182

NFS pretty much just works except when it doesn’t, then you’re gonna have a bad time.


 No.882361

>>882322

>most retarded thing since file systems

Wut? Because it's sounds like a compliment, like "dirtiest thing since gamma sterilized single use surgical materials".

>some edge case to do with NFS

Yes, because NFS is old and bloated, and linux syscalls are just bloated


 No.882364

>>882336

Transparent anything is often not as good idea as it sounds due to many implicit expectations, especially once you start stacking things.

In case of fs, it's usually implicit expectations reliability and latency. While local network transparent file system (NFS use case) is works fine, file system running over internet has latency and reliability properties different enough, that "transparency" breaks, often in ugly ways.


 No.882393

>>882364

Ah I see.

So NFS is great for LAN file sharing, but crap for use over the internet

I kinda had an idea that this was the case (just judging from how I've never seen it used that way), but thanks for explaining.


 No.882420

>>882364

I think a system where a local FS is hosted/cached and something like ZFS incremental snapshots are sent in intervals bidirectionally, with collision resolution built-in.


 No.882421

>>882420

*... would be a good option to 'simulate' transparent internet filesystems.


 No.882502

>>882393

>So NFS is great for LAN file sharing

NFS is shit for multi-user environments.


 No.882503

>>882307

I tried doing this on my home network, but browser kept shitting itself due to some arcane reasons.


 No.882507

I heard NFS's security is not very good.


 No.882508

>>882345

Is there other options for 9p on linux other than https://github.com/chaos/diod ?


 No.882509

>>882503

Maybe it's because the browser has to save everything about your current session every second. So that your browser can restore to the exact scroll, remember the text fields, and tab history.


 No.882511

>>882509

IIRC it was because browser uses some form of SQL database to store cache, and database relies on some fs system calls that NFS doesn't implement.


 No.882683

>>882182

It's very fast and works well in Unixland, but Windows users lack a decent client for NFSv4. The latest Windows 10 builds sort-of work, with some registry hacks for specifying UID/GID, but its a little buggy still. I hope Windows Subsystem for Linux bridges this gap soon (though not sure how they'd do it, as NFS support is kernel reliant and goes deeper then the WSL abstraction.

Pretty sure its on the roadmap though).


 No.882717

Its very good for mapping between servers & storage.

eg: NAS/SAN -> server running ESX or whatever.

Its not very good at sharing to users since tries to behave like a full blown filesystem which requires a lot of privileges and locking.

For speed and usability its still pretty good.


 No.882973

>>882507

I heard this has gotten better in recent versions, but not sure.


 No.882981

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only reason why i use server 2012 r2 datacenter when i gotta install windows on a home machine or vm

my shitty router really hates smb for some reason, but nfs just flies (to the point no other traffic functions unless you put up a quota)


 No.883035

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>have media on lan server

>other players broken at the time due to system problems

>use vlc

>it won't work for some strange reason

>look up error online

>apparently the linux version of vlc doesn't use os-level libraries for filesystem access, but instead replicates this entire set of libraries for mounting and accessing each type of filesystem inside the vlc binary itself

>this does not include nfs


 No.883056

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>>883035

What the fuck were they thinkin-

>The VideoLan software originated as an academic project in 1996.

...this explains a lot.




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