Re: Do I want NFS in the kernel?
Two follow-up questions:
- Can I turn off the NFS server module so that it doesn't load at boot time
(then change that setting when I'm ready to use it)?
- What do I use to access NFS shares on other boxes?
----- Original Message -----
From: "nate" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: Do I want NFS in the kernel?
> <quote who="David De Graff">
> > I'm a Linux newbie checking out woody, interested in using it for
> > development and hopefully migrating my laptop primary OS from Windows to
> > Debian.
> > I've been playing with various install configurations, and am wondering
> > if it makes sense to install NFS drivers in the kernel.
> > I would guess that this would be useful if I plan to either access or
> > serve NFS mounts - right? What other methods would I use for similar
> > filesharing between Linux boxes if not NFS?
> > Are there other ways to use NFS besides having the drivers in the
> > I would be interested in knowing advantages / disadvantages of each.
> NFS is still the one true dominant way to share filesystems on linux
> and unix. there are others like AFS and Coda, but are not as common
> or as easy to setup. if your using a laptop i can't think of a real
> reason to have a NFS server on a laptop ..
> there is always the user-space NFS server which works, though not
> as powerful or as good as the kernel one.
> some even use SMB(!) to share files between linux hosts..
> it can't hurt to have it in the kernel, just because it's there
> doesn't mean you have to use it. and it doesn't prevent you
> from using other network filesystems(or the user-space NFS
> so i would say put it in, but i would be suprised if you ever
> used it on a laptop. i do have it installed on my laptops ...
> never used them in server mode though.
> and for reference, the nfs server for the kernel is in the
> package nfs-kernel-server and the non-kernel one is nfs-user-server
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