Subject: Re: > 4GB with NFS?
To:, Frank van der Linden <>
From: Nathan Parrish <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/25/2001 14:39:22
just to be fair, I have certainly seen Solaris accept out of spec behaviour in
order to work with vendor XYZ's product.  until we see network trace data, I
would hold off on assigning blame.  
[as an example, HPUX TCP/NFS client sends data on the final ACK of the three
way handshake; didn't bother Solaris, but left my company's box rather


--- Matthew Jacob <> wrote:
> > 
> > Well, I just dd-ed a > 4G file over NFS between a NetBSD 1.5 client and
> > server, without problems. No special flags are needed, and never have
> > been.
> > 
> > So it would seem that your problem is either in the application
> > or the server.
> Not quite that simple.  A plain dd (or lmdd with O_LARGEFILE on Solaris) has
> no problem with this server. It's the *BSDs as clients to this box that have
> a
> problem.
> Yes, it's probably a server 'problem', but from the point of view of me going
> and and saying "Just use FreeBSD or NetBSD boxes in your test harnesses" and
> having Solaris "just work" is a hard sell.
> -matt

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