[kwlug-disc] NFS Setups (was Re: setting up a samba network with no windows systems?)

Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Sun Oct 18 20:23:40 EDT 2009


On October 18, 2009 07:51:16 pm john at netdirect.ca wrote:
> With UDP your application has to make sure all is well. With TCP the
>  operating system does so. Programmers would choose TCP and it's generic
>  error checking/recovery for ease of use, or choose UDP so they can define
>  an error checking/recovery method that works best for the application.

That is fine and all, but it doesn't answer the question.  :-)

Do the NFS server and client ensure reliable communication, or is it all "best 
effort" when using UDP with NFS?

-A.



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