I dont know about nfs - cant get free or bundled in clients for myQuote:>I'm looking for info on performance of samba vs nfs on freebsd
other os'es so i dont use it.
Base Server :
- FreeBSD 3.4-Release Dual P166 - 96 ram - almost always 64 Megs free
- NIC Intel EtherExpress pro-100 (a xxx9 ver.) running at
10 MBit (NOT 100)
- HDD lowlife 3.2 Gig quantum IDE
- Win 98 first ed. upg. (prev w95 osr2/usb) AMD K6-II 3D 450/64Megs
- NIC exact same intel as above also at 10 MBit
- MS client TCP/IP
- MS NW client IPX
- HDD 9.1 G IBM UW/7200 rpm on a 2940UW
Virtual servers on the FreeBSD
Both are "thrown" in and non optimized - essentially they run
at distribution default settings except for names, shares and passwds
The primary "share"/"volume" is the same directory on the disk.
Drag and drop from/to server from 98 machine of 80 meg file
MarsNWE IPX 692 Kilobyte pr. sec ~= 69% of max..
Samba TCP/IP 961 Kilobyte pr. sec. ~= 96% of max.
FTP - from same client - just running 3.4-Release instead
FTP TCP/IP 941 Kilobyte pr. sec. ~= 94% of max.
MS clients are very weak on certain NIC's
as an example i get approx. 275K / 700K r/w performance
on a HIGHLY "optimized " Samba if i use a 3COM 3C509 ISA card
and 50 / 200 K on the install defaults for samba.
"optimized" = deoptimized samba server that delivers data
at a weird rate (block size etc.) that suits the 3COM / MS Client