TCP-based NFS?

Taner Halicioglu (
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 22:35:23 -0700 (PDT)

Ok, so maybe this isn't the best place to ask this, but I've heard a few
times about a rewrite of NFS taht uses TCP connections (I assume one per
host machine mounting an NFS partition) rather than oh-so-yummy UDP...

I am also assuming something like this would cut down a lot of the NFS
overhead (since TCP takes care of the retransmits, etc that UDP has to do
on a congested LAN) and speed things up -- as well as eliminate the
wonderful 5 minute hang when your NFS server dies/goes out to lunch.

ANYWAY, how much work has been done on this? Are there beta (alpha?)
versions out? Has there been any work done from the "Linux end" or

Or, at least, does anyone know where I can find out more about it? :-) (is
this TCP-based NFS == NFSv3 ?)


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