Hi Sun Managers,
My original question follows:
> I am looking into the feasibility of integrating NFS onto a
> network consisting of:
> 1) Sun machines running Solaris 2.4
> 2) SGI machines running IRIX 5.2
> 3) SCO machines running SCO Unix 3.2.4 (OpenDesktop 3.0.0)
> Has anyone had any experience running NFS between Suns and
> either of these non-Sun platforms? I need to find out any
> compatibility problems before NFS is purchased for the SGI
Thanx to the following for responding (There may be more):
email@example.com (Andrew Weston)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brett Newton-Palmer)
email@example.com (Christian Gresser)
firstname.lastname@example.org (scott hollatz)
email@example.com (Cindy Yoho)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Henry Katz)
pamela@jupiter.Legato.COM (Pamela S. Pledger)
email@example.com (Steven Ho)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Louis Brune)
denali!starinc.com!john (John Malick)
email@example.com (Kevin Inscoe)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Garbarino)
One Anonymous Respndent
The overwhelming consensus is that NFS functions as
advertised between various platforms.
Kevin Inscoe <email@example.com> summed it up best:
> Yup! Works fine! I do it all here. All of
> the above mentioned are either current
> servers (or have been at one time) and all
> are clients to each other.
There were, however, a few warnings.
Christian Gresser <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You only have to care if you want to use
> secure NFS with AUTH_DES authentication.
> This ist not supportet by all architectures.
> warning: there is an NFS patch for IRIX 5.3 : patch 216
> IRIX NFS 5.3 has got NFS3 and ONC3...
Pamela Pledger <pamela@jupiter.Legato.COM> wrote:
> ...If you plan to use the automounter, you
> will have to get NIS separately for SGI
> IRIX. SCO's NIS is extremely weak ( say
> non-existent until svr4/everest - for
> security reasons. ) I'd prefer NT with a NFS
> package like BWnfs than SCO...
Quite a few people cautioned me about possible differences
in UID/GID numbers among various platforms.
Louis Brune <email@example.com> added the following
tidbit, which I am investigating:
> I think you can run the client side of NFS
> on SGI without spending extra money.
Thanx again for the responses.
David S. Siltz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Phone (206)803-5000 Fax (206)803-5001
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