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Re: Best network filesystem for a bleeding edge, pure linux environment?

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 3:08 PM, Celejar <celejar@gmail.com> wrote:

I want to set up a network filesystem to share files between several
linux systems (Debian & OpenWrt).  Judging from what I see on the list
and elsewhere, NFS stills seems to be the standard, but I am aware that
newer options are available, e.g. Coda and OpenAFS.  Since I don't need
any legacy or non-linux support, should I try one of those, or just
stick with NFS?

I've seen this IBM paper:


this thread:


and this:


but I am utterly new to network filesystems, and there isn't all that
much to go on in the above.  Recommendations?

I've not used Coda or OpenAFS yet as the last time I browsed the Linux kernel, they were still marked as extremely experimental still. NFS is good when going Linix <-> Linux (yes I know OpenWRT is Linux (so is ddwrt) but why not use Samba? I have a LinkSYS WRT54G (v3.1 *I think*) and I use a Samba Share that DD-WRT mounts for me at boot to provide extra storage on my router. For my needs, it's fast enough, in all honesty, I don't notice any performance impacts from doing this other then the router takes ~1-3s longer to boot, but at 12mo intervals, that is perfectly acceptable in my mind.

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