NFS=Windows share?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by MJJ, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. MJJ

    MJJ Guest

    I downloaded SUSE linux on to a W2000 and created a (non-hidden) share on
    the installation directory. Started the install on another machine using
    bootdisks and wanted to connect over the network to this share using NFS.
    There are no restrictions on the share (Everyone Full access) and the new
    machine receives an IP from my local DHCP nicely. No matter what I try as
    input for the mount, nothing connects.

    So now my question is, is NFS actually the same as a simple share on a
    Windows machine (as I start to doubt that by now)? Or do I need to do more
    on the W2k to be able to connect?

    Any help appreciated.

    MJJ, Nov 30, 2003
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  2. MJJ

    why? Guest

    Windows does not understand NFS by default. Some commercial solutions do
    exist for NFS, products like Hummingbird, a simple search
    will list many others,

    Searched English pages for
    windows nfs server
    Results 11 - 20 of about 249,000. Search took 0.11 seconds.

    Maybe you can use a 30 day demo.

    An option I have used from a Win box was (for RedHat) to setup a
    freeware ftp server in windows and use that as the install point.

    There used to be a freeware NFS server for Windows NT, but due to
    changes in company it was removed from the website sometime in 1998 (it
    was a private project of one engineer IIRC). If I find the name of it, I
    will let you know.

    WOW! despite hardisk failures over the last 5 years I still have it

    The TrueGrid NFS Server
    A Freeware NFS Server for Windows 95/NT

    If you want, the zip is 221K I can post it in alt.binary or a test group
    it you need. Don't know if it will work with Win2000, it's okay on NT.
    Yes, go FTP server using the free War FTPD


    why?, Nov 30, 2003
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  3. MJJ

    why? Guest


    As normal search also turned up several mentions of
    Trugrid after 1998 and I forgot about the newsgroup as well.

    Searched English messages for
    truegrid nfs
    Results 1 - 10 of about 120. Search took 0.37 seconds.


    why?, Nov 30, 2003
  4. MJJ

    MJJ Guest

    Thx. Problem solved. Got it working already with XLink NFS Server now :)

    MJJ, Nov 30, 2003
  5. MJJ

    why? Guest

    X-No-Archive: Yes
    YW. Looks like a good bit of software for $99 limited to US only
    pricing. Didn't like the 'Please register to get a price however'

    why?, Nov 30, 2003
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