As users chose to supplement their RISC OS computers with a second machine, there grows a need to manage files over a network. With this in mind, Paul Stewart guides us through evaluating and configuring NFS with RISC OS and Windows.
Sharing files over a network with NFS
2004-09-15 OS News 3 Comments
NFS is difficult and anachronistic but it’s often the best choice for cross-platfrom file-sharing. Just be very careful since it’s difficult to secure properly (ie, avoid deploying it across untrusted networks).
Is NFS the best way to share files in a linux only network?
> Is NFS the best way to share files in a linux only network?
That depends on your needs. When securety isn’t a concern (and/or you can be sure no user ever has UID 0 access to any box plugged into your network) probably: yes.
Maybe have a look at NFSv4 though:
(Otherwise google for: SFS, OpenAFS, Coda, Unison, ENBD, DRBD, or whatever feature you’re looking for.)