[lpi-discuss] Re: LPIC-3 core exam -- NFS _and_ SMB (not "versus")
steve at greengecko.co.nz
Wed Dec 6 15:03:36 EST 2006
On Wed, 6 Dec 2006 10:02:20 -0800 (PST)
"Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> Steve Holdoway <steve at greengecko.co.nz> wrote:
> > 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.
> But they do _not_ provide the same functionality. SMB services
> present _different_ meta-data to the client than NFS.
Like the person I mentioned ( who's views I don't personally subscribe to ), I am an overworked, underpaid Sysadmin. You can spout technical reasons why they're different until the cows come home. I know them. I've lived with nfs since the 1980's, and samba since it came out. And let me tell you I've suffered because of their shortcomings, too.
But, I live in the real world, where ease of use, and simplification are also paramount. If your courses are not addressing real world compromises like this, then your just creating another piece of paper. It could so easily be so much more worthwhile, like the RedHat ones ( dunno if they're actually still going?? )
Dismissing samba because commercial unices don't support it is pretty pointless in this day and age, especially when you're in the business of linux certification.
I only joined this list to offer to put something back into the linux community as it's been so good to me. Looks like it was a pretty pointless idea, because you're ignoring all the really important practical lessons that could be taught just as easily.
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