Subject: Re: NFS and TCP
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/19/1999 14:15:56
On Fri, Mar 19, 1999 at 02:07:24PM +0100, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> Err, to be clear: the default transport for NFS mounts is UDP, as far
> as mount_nfs and the kernel are concerned. It's just that amd wants
> TCP for some reason. I don't know why this was done in amd.

Ah, ok, thanks for the clarification. In fact I mostly use amd :0

> There is at least one problem with TCP that fixes some (perhaps all?
> I don't know) amd problems. The problem is known but not yet fixed.

Until it's fixed, maybe we could revert amd to use UDP mounts by default ?
For most cases I can't see any benefits in TCP mounts anyway.

Manuel Bouyer <>