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Re: Is there a NFS alternative?

At 10:04 PM 2/7/2007, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
I'm probably misunderstanding this, but here we go anyway. :-)

Sharing a directory will not let you build remotely. It will allow you to build in a place where another host can get the results. You need to have some sort of shell on the system that will be building.

If you actually get to the fast computer over the internet (ssh or something) and build something off an NFS mount from your local machine, then there's a good chance that the latency in reading and writing files on the NFS share will far outweigh the faster processor on the remote machine, in which case you'll be better off building from your local machine, even if it is slower. (disclaimer: i don't know what kind of connection you have to the internet).

I'd say edit the files locally, then rsync files over and built remotely (all this could easily be put in you Makefile btw) and sync results back.

Again - sorry if i'm not getting the picture. ;-)


I have remote access to that "my other machine", so I have ssh access to kick off build scripts.

One other advantage of mounting the directory remotely is that the source files are then saved in that computer and the overhead of syncing the work two times a day is zero.


Daniel Yek

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