Unit 4 Discussion: Linux File Sharing Services – A Comparison
There are occasions where we need to share information between different clients who are running different operating systems on their computers. Which File Sharing service should be the best software to use on our Linux network? Should we use NFS, CIFS, SMB or some other software application on our Linux servers?
The tasks of the administrator is to make sure these services are installed and configured properly so the files can be shared.
In your discussion post: choose to expand the following list of advantages and disadvantages between Samba and NFS for Linux File Sharing services.
- Native Windows Support
- Security (at least perceived) better on open networks
- Can achieve higher transfer speeds
- Typically uses a lot less server CPU power
- Can take advantage of multiple CPU cores per instance.
- Native support for Unix like systems (BSD/Linux/Android/OS X)
You must respond to at least two (2) of your classmates. Ask questions to get the conversation moving. To further enhance the discussion, return to your original post throughout the week and respond to a few of the comments and questions raised by classmates and instructor.
If you do not know anything about the topics being discussed, research and come back to the board. Remember to provide proper APA citation for any resources you use and make sure to include the source links. Remember to proofread and spell check your discussion contributions before posting.