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Old 06-19-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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plzz help ...........Doubt about NFS...???


if i remotely mount /home from another machine on my machine using NFS then which machine is responsible for maintenance of the /home partition??


rather the maintenance of he hard disk containing /home partition???
 
Old 06-19-2008, 09:05 AM   #2
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Reading and writing are controlled by the local machine. NFS allows you to mount the file system, it appears as a local set of directories, and files, but the local machine allays does the work. So, for error recovery etc, the local machine will do it all.

Your remote /home is run by the remote system.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 09:20 AM   #3
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Reading and writing are controlled by the local machine. NFS allows you to mount the file system, it appears as a local set of directories, and files, but the local machine allays does the work. So, for error recovery etc, the local machine will do it all.

Your remote /home is run by the remote system.

Hope this helps.
i did not quite get it...

heres the deal

i have a LTSP server which is using /home mounted remotely from another machine.

so plz tell me what is the role of LTSP server and what is the role of machine running nfs
 
Old 06-19-2008, 11:58 AM   #4
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what is the role of machine running nfs
NFS is a client - server arrangement for the sharing of files and directories over a network, it can be either a local network or over a wide area network. The client and server do not need to be the same type of OS, they can be different. I have set up machines to be both the client, and the server. Linux can do both. The server shares out local directories and/or files. The client can mount directories as if they were on the local machine.

LTSP is the Linux Terminal Server. Here is a link that tells you what it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_T...Server_Project

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:14 AM   #5
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As he said, NFS is just another client-server arrangement. The NFS server (ie the one the disk is 'locally attached' to) is the the controller.
 
  


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