[rescue] Q: OpenVMS NFS performance questions

Joshua D Boyd jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Fri Dec 6 18:42:24 CST 2002

On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 06:33:28PM -0600, Eric Dittman wrote:

> There are quite a few places serving files over NFS from VMS
> systems, but OpenVMS really isn't the best OS to use for NFS.
> I'm a big fan of OpenVMS, but I'd still recommend using *BSD
> as a NFS server.

So, what do people think is the best OS for NFS serving?  A few years, I
got the impression that studios tended to think that Solaris was the
best (mainly since apparently it didn't crash as much, or cause the
clients to crash as much).  I'm quite certain from my own experience
that Linux and NT aren't the best.  One of these days I want to try and
rigorously compare NetBSD and Solaris 8 against each other on an
Ultra1.  It is pretty high on my list of things to do once I graduate
since replacing an old P75 running linux as a file server is a high

Joshua D. Boyd

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