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Re: Problems with nfs

On 04/24/2012 07:11 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Apr 24 07:06, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
On 04/24/2012 12:33 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
The problem is that the NFS-server package in Cygwin is orphaned since
the maintainer has moved on.  If somebody is interested to pick up
maintainance of that package, you're welcome.  See for more information.  The cygport
packaging method is the preferred packaging method these days.
Why don't we have an nfs-client package? Same reason - no
maintainer? I would think an nfs-client would be much more useful
than an nfs-server package.
An NFS client is a filesystem driver.  There are companies providing
such NFS clients, one of them Microsoft with SFU on pre-Vista and the
NFS client in Vista/W7 Ultimate/Enterprise.
There are companies that provide X servers, putty's a replacement for Cygwin's ssh, there are various FTP server products, etc. The point is that having other options (often paid) available has never been a reason for not having a package.

As for other clients like SFU, I've tried that. It doesn't work. The problem is the filer at work is configured such that to Windows clients (SMB) it shares it's shares (home dirs) as FAT (and thus screws up ssh). The same file system is shared via NFS for Unix clients. But for some reason SFU will not mount the file system using NFS because (my theory) it sees that there's an SMB way to mount it so it will not offer the NFS mount. That's one of the problems I'm trying to solve. My hope was that with an NFS client in Cygwin it would do the NFS mount.
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