November 24, 2000

Sharing data between machines: Using NFS

Author: JT Smith

Linux Planet has a column on using Network File System: "From a basic point of view, NFS and Samba are very similar. Both have a client and server application. Both allow a server
to share files with clients. Both have clients and servers on almost every platform. The big difference is the Windows PCs
have Samba-compatible clients and servers as part of their default network support and Windows requires third party
software to support NFS. Conversely, UNIX systems usually come with and use NFS by default with Samba being used to
provide file sharing with Windows PCs."


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