Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
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(no) fun with NFS

Today's involved fucking around with NFS, way more than I wanted to.

Let me summarize my hours of research:

-- NFSv2 is dumb.
-- NFSv3 is dumb with large file support.
-- WebNFS is an attempt to make NFSv3 not dumb.
-- NFSv4 isn't so dumb, but is still in development.

Why is NFSv3 dumb?

-- 3 different services, many different ports
-- TCP and/or UDP in places
-- can't load-balance/firewall easily
-- encodes host name of client in mountd request (!?)

Still fighting it all.

Might cave and go with experimental NFSv4 support. *gasp*

Time for food.
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