Subject: Re: 802.11 vs. NFS?
To: Rafal Boni <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/07/2003 16:51:01
    Date:        Wed, 06 Aug 2003 13:26:35 -0400
    From:        Rafal Boni <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | 	Anybody out there have good experience running NFS over 802.11? 

What system version?

For the wi at least, if you're running a system without the improvements
David Young made a few months ago, then I'd expect to see problems with
NFS - I don't do NFS over wireless, but I do other similarly intensive
operations, and they would certainly randomly hang (while the wireless
interface kept working fine, as did other applications between the same
two hosts).    Since the improvements I have had no problems at all.

There's no reason I can think of why NFS (in particular, as opposed to the
traffic patterns it generates) would work better or worse over one kind of
(approximately) 10Mbps medium than any other (it isn't as if the drivers
or hardware care one way or the other).   Of course, hanging NFS mounts
causing system hangs is "normal", whereas other applications don't have
that effect (so for me, I'd just kill the hung application and restart
it once I made a wired connection, that is, before the wi fixes).