Sharing Database - Windows/XP
jralls at ceridwen.us
Sat Apr 24 11:46:38 EDT 2010
On Apr 24, 2010, at 8:39 AM, Robert Heller wrote:
> At Sat, 24 Apr 2010 07:15:23 -0700 John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
>> On Apr 24, 2010, at 5:32 AM, Robert Heller wrote:
>>> At Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:25:49 -0400 Phillip Richcreek <pwrichcreek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I had just summarized and re-stated my question before seeing your
>>>> reply; so I did not (could not!) incorporate your reply in my
>>>> restatement. I think it does, however, go to the heart of the issue.
>>>> I'm no Windows expert, but I believe there are locking mechanisms
>>>> available for the ntfs file system that (I believe) Windows/XP uses in
>>>> the limited network environment that I am running.
>>> 'NFS' (as mentioned below) is a *UNIX* network file system (sharing
>>> files across multiple *unix* computers on a network).
>> NFS is a platform-independent TCP/IP remote mount protocol. It has
>> been implemented on just about every operating system for which TCP/IP
>> has, including Microsoft Windows. True, it's commonly provided with
>> unix-like systems including Linux and the BSD, but I have used it on
>> Microsoft Windows (both DOS-based and NT), VAX VMS, TOPS-20, VM/CMS,
>> OS/400, and PrimeOS.
> Yes, this is all true. NFS is *native* to most UNIX and UNIX-variants
> (eg is a basic part of all Linux kernels and the user-mode utilites
> related to NFS are a pretty standard part of any Linux distro and are
> commonly installed by default).
> It is unlikely that a network of only Microsoft Windows machines would
> be using NFS. NFS is not normally a part of the Microsoft Windows
You do realize that Geert said NTFS (which is the native, not shared, file system used by Microsoft's NT kernel), not NFS,
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