Automated installs (very long)

Gerald W. Carter jerry at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Oct 7 16:09:12 GMT 1997

Louis Mandelstam wrote:
> I'd like to add that I would recommend you use Samba/smbfs to mount
> the share on the server from the install routine, rather than using
> NFS as I have.  Reason I'm using NFS was due to earlier experiments
> which used NFS, and I certainly intend switching to SMB when I have
> some spare time.

I agree 100%.  I have both NFS and SMB servers / clients, and find
entirely less headaches associated with the SMB network clients than 
the NFS ones.  We have a campus license for the Solstice 3.1 NFS  client
from Sun and I am still going to roll out SMB connections to faculty /
student desktops.

M$ apps / OS / etc... just work better in their own world ( although I
will admit that the Solstice package is very good ).


                          Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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