Handling NFS shares

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue May 20 16:40:00 GMT 2008

On May 20 18:35, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 20 12:24, Samuel Robb wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 18:16 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I just uploaded 1.7.0-11 to the release-2 area.  The main change is that
> > > Cygwin is now NFS-aware. 
> > 
> > That's... wow.  Just... wow.
> > 
> > Does it work with random NFS exports, or just with Interix's
> > implementation of NFS?
> It recognizes NFS shares by the file system name of "NFS".  I only have
> the Microsoft NFS client so I have no idea if that works with other NFS
> client implementations as well.  Given that the access mechanism using
> EAs is not (yet) documented, I doubt that other NFS clients for Windows
> use the same technique.

Btw., the Microsoft NFS client is independent of Interix.  It just has
been bundled with Interix into SFU for convenience or so.  Starting with
Vista/2008, you can easily install the NFS client independently of the
Interix tools.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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