[mythtv-users] Separate frontend vs backend question..
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 1 12:35:57 EST 2004
On Saturday 28 February 2004 11:14, Andrew Dodd wrote:
> Quoting Jayson Garrell <kyi at kyi.sytes.net>:
> > On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 15:15, James L. Paul wrote:
> > > > Can the NFS run on @#)$ (Windows)... I could then use my
> > > > existing file server.
> > >
> > > Why bother using NFS if you don't have a convenient NFS
> > > fileserver? If you
> > >
> > > have a windows fileserver that presumably uses SMB, just use
> > > that. A Linux
> > >
> > > backend machine can connect to windows fileshares perfectly fine
> > > using
> > Samba.
> > I don't have a windows pc so... but wouldn't that cause the
> > recording names to be truncated? unless it was ntfs, I would
> > assume.
> Filenames - no.
> File lengths - Yes, unless you're running ntfs.
> I've also heard (although I can't confirm) that no matter what the
> underlying filesystem, SMB has a 2GB filesize limit, just like older
> versions of nfs did. (Unless this has also changed for SMB.)
Not sure, but I think that's right... IIRC, FAT32 will support files >
2GB, but the Linux vfat fs driver won't (at least, not for writing). I
know I've ripped DVDs under Win98 using FAT32...
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