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Old 02-22-2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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Best method to share CentOS, Ubuntu, Mac, PC?


Is Setting up NFS the best method for mounting share drives between Mac and Linux?

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Old 02-22-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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There are a lot of ways and it depends on your circumstances which is the best methodology to use. Samba is an option, nfs is an option, and there are also several other methods of transferring files between them. If you want to further detail what you are doing I can probably make a better suggestion on the best solution.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:20 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, I am setting up file sharing for between 2 Desktops (running Mac OS X), 2 Laptops (Mac OS X) and 2 Ubuntu Desktops. We will be using the network to share mainly audio and video for editing. I'm using CentOS 5.4 on 4 servers.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
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Didn't mean to multi-post, dunno what's wrong.

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Old 02-22-2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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Crap, I just lost my post And it was brilliant I tell you, brilliant.

OK short version: Optimal would be AFP to OSX, NFS to linux and Samba to windows, but that's a ton of work to do something rather simple.

Why not AFP+NFS+SAMBA?
You have a life, and better things to do.

Why not NFS?
Most linuxcies default to serving NFSv3, since it's robust and easy to setup. OSX defaults to only wanting NFSv4, and you can't (or at least two OSX sysadmins, myself and another linux sysadmin couldn't in two hours) get it to mount NFSv1/2/3 via the GUI. You can do it through the command line with enough flags, but they don't make it easy. Besides, I haven't heard a single good report about mounting NFS from windows.

Why Samba?
Samba is easy as hell to setup.
Samba is really chatty, but not so much that it will flood your network. It's also nowhere near as optimized as NFS (IMO & tests), but it's not so slow you'll notice it under most conditions.

Good luck!
 
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Just use samba (from experience)

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Old 02-22-2010, 04:26 PM   #7
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Here goes nothing, thanks for the help!
 
  


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