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The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook by Roderick Smith

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NFS for UNIX-Style File Sharing

If your network consists largely or entirely of UNIX-like OSs, chances are you'll want to use NFS for file sharing. NFS was designed for UNIX systems and therefore includes support for UNIX filesystem features, such as ownership and UNIX-style permissions. This fact makes NFS more suitable for UNIX-to-UNIX file sharing than SMB/CIFS. NFS client software is available for BeOS, as well, but currently no BeOS NFS server is available. You can also use NFS in a mixed environment of UNIX and non-UNIX systems, or even between two or more non-UNIX hosts. In most cases, SMB/CIFS is more appropriate for such situations, particularly when DOS, Windows, or OS/2 computers are involved, because NFS doesn't include support for ...

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