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Re: XFS client software

To: Palash Mohanlal Kasodhan <pmkasodh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS client software
From: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 18:41:26 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0206031503360.27146-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
XFS is not a remote or networked filesystem access system, as AFS, NFS or 
Samba would give you.

XFS is more akin to EXT3, JFS, ReiserFS.  You format the server's hard 
drives with XFS, and remote systems can have access to the server's file 
system via NFS, AFS, Samba, etc.  The networked file systems can be 
installed so that they can access an XFS formatted system, and won't care 
what the underlying filesystem, on the server, is.

On Mon, 3 Jun 2002, Palash Mohanlal Kasodhan wrote:

>          Can I get the same sort of functionality from XFS as I would get
> from Andrew File System or Sun's Network File System?
>    I plan to deploy XFS on my Linux server.I would like other Linux
> workstations on my network to be able to access the XFS file system
> resources on my  Linux server.
>          Will installing Samba on my Linux server enable the Linux
> workstations to access resources on the XFS file system on my Linux
> server.Would I need to install any software on the Linux workstations ?
> Thanks
> Palash

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