Subject: Re: nfs sync, slow
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/07/2000 17:16:26
On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 07:36:49AM -0800, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> NFS v2 was UDP, and Berkeley introduced a TCP extension for NFS v2.
> NFS v3 natively supports both TCP and UDP, and the default is TCP, IIRC.

On NetBSD we switched the default to UDP because of the problem with TCP
mounts: if the TCP connection is broken (link down for too long, server
reboot, etc) then the client doesn't find the NFS server and needs to be

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.