[Samba] RE: Always use the native protocol of the client -- WAS: How Samb a let us down

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Thu Oct 24 15:35:13 GMT 2002

(Paring down the CC list a bit...)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan J. Smith [mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org]

> For a UNIX client, use NFS.

The problem is NFS *requires* that all userids be the same, everywhere.
This isn't always practical or convenient.  It also relies on IP addresses
for authentication, which is asking for trouble.  (Not that SMB is all that
secure either.)

> P.P.S.  With that said, Kerberos+OpenAFS is always a nice 
> "universal" network filesystem as well.

Doesn't AFS require you to have your on-disk filesystem in its own special

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