I've got a choice of setting up Samba or NFS on my Linux based NAS ( nslu2 running OpenDebian ).
- Does anyone have performance related stories comparing the two options ? Are there tuneup tricks that improve transfer speeds for one or the other ?
- What options do I have in terms of toolkits/test suites to gather performance metrics on my setup ?
The nslu2 isn't the most powerful NAS ( 266Mhz ARM processor, 32 MB RAM ) so the overhead of running the Samba or NFS daemon is a factor too. Also, I'm looking at this purely from a performance standpoint, i.e. security issues surrounding NFS aren't my concern.