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Compaq Contura Aero Frequently Asked Questions
Section - 3.2.3.3 Network File System (NFS)

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[Q] I'd be interested in any freeware (or shareware) NFS server programs for
the Aero under DOS. I've use XFS (client) a little; works pretty well with the
exception that it seems to choke and hang the machine if too much data comes
across the net too quickly (like doing a "tar xvf e:aero.tar").

[A] Yeah, I've been thinking about this for a while - I never got XFS to work
quite right (but this was an old version - maybe 7 months ago?), nor PC-NFS,
nor any of the others. But in defense of these products, I didn't try TOO hard.

One thing you probably want to look at is the rsize and wsize NFS params - I've
had a lot of trouble with NFS (on a lot of different platforms) unless I use
1024 for both read and write size. (This seems to be a problem with the whole
NFS world - Doesn't it stand for "Nightmare File System"?)

[A] I had XFS working ('til I wiped my OS/2 2.1 desktop and installed Warp; I
haven't put the tcp/ip NFS back on the desktop yet) for the most part. It just
seemed to hang the machine partway into reading a large file from the desktop's
hard disk. Writing to the desktop worked fine; I could use TAR or ZIP to backup
the laptop C: to a file very quickly.

I never did put much effort into it because what I really needed was an NFS
server on the laptop, so I could backup/restore the Aero's hard disk from the
desktop system's tape drive. I'll have to look at rsize & wsize -- maybe they
were causing the problem.

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