DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CIFS AND NFS

NFS is the “Network File System” specifically used for Unix and Linux operating systems. It allows files communication transparently between servers and end users machines like desktops & laptops. NFS uses client- server methodology to allow user to view read and write files on a computer system. A user can mount all or a portion of a file system via NFS.

CIFS is abbreviation for “Common Internet File System” used by Windows operating systems for file sharing. CIFS also uses the client-server methodology where A client makes a request of a server program for accessing a file .The server takes the requested action and returns a response. CIFS is a open standard version of the Server Message Block Protocol (SMB) developed and used by Microsoft and it uses the TCP/IP protocol.

NFS and CIFS are the primary file systems used in NAS storage. A file system can be exported over both the CIFS and NFS protocols. Both the CIFS and NFS protocol can be set with read and write permissions. CIFS tends to be a bit more “chatty” in its communications. While both use the client/server programming model for communication, CIFS and NFS differ in following enlisted ways –

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