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Ken Cole
March 21, 2002 01:15
Which is better?
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I have an inherited web app that works like this.

Machine A, Sco Unix, NFS exported directory, only internal IP address
Machine B, RH Linux, mounted NFS directory from Machine A, two IP's
internal & external, apache, perl, etc

The web app, runs a perl script which, creates some files in the mounted
directory and then runs via rsh a command on the Sco Unix server which
uses these files.  It then creates the html output for the app, returns
to the calling perl script which reads the html output in the shared
directory and outputs it back via apache.

My question, in my experience NFS is not the quickest program around.
Will it be faster to use say LWP or Net::ftp or similar to put and get
the files in question than writing and reading from the NFS
exported/mounted directory or shouldn't I worry?


Ken Cole

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