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gany59
Regular Advisor

NFS V4

Could anybody tell the difference between NFS V3 and NFS V4 and the new features available in NFS V4
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: NFS V4

James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: NFS V4

Hi:

Really, a quick search of docs.hp.com titles provides:

http://docs.hp.com/en/13578/nfsv4_whitepaper.pdf

Regards!

...JRF...
Steven E. Protter
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Re: NFS V4

Shalom,

NFS V4 provides a better file locking mechanism and much better performance.

It is only currently available in HP-UX 11.31

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Dave Olker
HPE Pro

Re: NFS V4

Hi,

Let's approach this from the opposite direction. Are there features in NFS v4 that you think you could benefit from that are not available in NFS v3? If so, I'd love to hear what they are. Is there something NFS v3 is not providing you that you think you can get by moving to v4? If so, please let me know what that is.

Regards,

Dave
SoorajCleris
Honored Contributor

Re: NFS V4

Hi,

Use of one network port
To help NFS setup for internet use, one unique network port is used on NFSv4. This predetermined
port is fixed. Default is port 2049.
a) Consequences:
â ¢ Using NFS through firewalls is easier.
â ¢ portmapper is no longer required.

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In order to ensure a better reliability over the Internet, NFSv4 only uses TCP.
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IPv6 protocol is supported on the client side.
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NFSv4 uses 32 KBytes pages.
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NFSv4, unlike its predecessors, brings together in the same protocol most file system management
tools. NFSv4 only requires the servers below to be launched :
â ¢ rpc.nfsd (nfs server)
â ¢ rpc.idmapd (identifier server)
a) Consequence
Tools such as rpc.lockd or rpc.quotad are no longer required.



Regards,
Sooraj
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