[lpi-discuss] Re: LPIC-3 core exam -- WAS: Recertification Policy
steve at greengecko.co.nz
Wed Dec 6 12:23:27 EST 2006
On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 15:49:47 -0800 (PST)
"Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> Steve Holdoway <steve at greengecko.co.nz> wrote:
> > Just to back up your comment... I know those (extremely
> > experienced) sysadms who will *always* use it in preference to nfs.
> First off, why do people talk "NFS v. SMB" such as "in preference"?
> They are _complementary_, not mutually exclusive, including
> kernel-level locking. To state such is to only show ignorance of
> this fact.
In a situation where both products will provide the same functionality, one is used *in preference* to the other. That's what the word means.
In this case, samba can provide file sharing services to far more clients than NFS, so is functionally (not technically!) a superset of it. And, because it grew up having learned the lessons of the early versions NFS, people who suffered greatly through them are ( with reason IMHO - remember what it was like 15 years ago??? ) biased against it.
Stop jumping down everyone's throats. Do you think your .sig allows you to do that?
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