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Re: startup/connection trubble [was Modules & name resolution]

On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 08:59:34AM -0500, w trillich wrote:
> nfs = network fileshare system (or similar)? as in, a windows user
> can see a volume icon on their desktop from the linux box? don't
> need that... (the appletalk stuff is still operational... does
> it need NFS?)

no, NFS == Network File System (more accuratly known as No File
Security ;-)   it is for exporting parts/all of your filesystem to
other *nix hosts, while its possible to export to win* boxes its a
very bad idea (unless you squash all uids and export read-only) since
exporting to win* user == giving out root access.  (this is true of
any NFS export unless you exclusivly control root on all client
machines, hence the No File Security comment)   for exporting to win*
you want samba.  exporting to macos users you want netatalk (afpd,
atalkd, papd) if you need none of the above then for petes sake shut
it off!

Ethan Benson

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