nautilus or thunar freeze when nfs mount not available
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David1357, that can cause some problems in unreliable connections. Note that unmounting an NFS volume can hang for a long time (minutes) if the volume is not reachable. In my experience, these problems arise even if you mount it with async,soft,intr.
nephish, this is a known problem with NFS. I would also be interested in an alternative. Seeing how linux has a network architecture tightly tied into its roots it's hard to believe that NFS is such an horrid thing. Personally I use it only when strictly necessary. Most times I preffer sshfs over it, but some times it's not suitable for the task.
ps. Everything I said here is applicable to v3. I never tried NFS v4.
well, i had wanted to use nfs and the prior suggestion, just not doing it every second, maybe 1/minute. And yeah, it is because of the somewhat flakyness.
I have been using samba, which i like bacause my mac can see it, but still would much rather use something that should be very ingrained into the linux world. I am wanting to write a pet project program that involves an almost virtual, psudo filesystem using existing technologies.
Thanks for the tips, and yes, if i find a better answer, i will post it here.
I have been using samba, which i like because my mac can see it, but still would much rather use something that should be very ingrained into the linux world.
If it is any consolation, I think most people end up using samba because it can be accessed by non-Linux operating systems. I have been using samba to share files on Linux machines since 2002 and I have never had any problems.