[AppleTV2] NFS FileServer on Windows for ATV

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RobertinoMUC Offline
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FYI if SMB lacks on performance... and you want to run a NFS Server you just need to install

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...laylang=en

With them you can easyly run a NFS Server

there is a good german page for config... ..
http://www.open7x0.org/wiki/NFS-Server_unter_Windows

english
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showth...p?tid=1434

regards robertino
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Too bad it is not for 7 ...
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ben33400 Wrote:Too bad it is not for 7 ...
might work on 7 if you run it in XP compatibility mode ?
...Ill try and post back

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iaccording ms... see link

http://support.microsoft.com/default.asp...-us;932244

especially the NFS server is not included in the new SUA "Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications"

so the alternative would be cygwin that also has some issues .. as reported in other forums

http://www.csparks.com/CygwinNFS/

there is a 2GB limit and under xp it is much slower then SFU "Services for UNIX"

alternative not tested yet.. http://freenfs.sourceforge.net/
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I think Hanewin NFS Server is what people like to use for Windows 7. I've never used it myself.

I did get NFS working very well with Windows Home Server using Services for Unix. So far it seems to have cleared up all my stuttering issues both in XBMC and on a WDTV Live box.

For anyone with a compatible version of Windows, this is how I did it (see my post midway down this page):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=91776&page=15
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can confirm it wont run in win 7 under, previous windows compatibility mode

thanks anyway OP, will be useful for some I guess !
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BobbyC Wrote:can confirm it wont run in win 7 under, previous windows compatibility mode

thanks anyway OP, will be useful for some I guess !

Pretty sure I've read that a lot of people use "HaneWin NFS" with Windows 7. Haven't tried it myself, but maybe it would help you. I don't even know if it's free.
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doesnt windows 7 pro or ultimate come with nfs built in?
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I haven't tried it but does Tvix Netshare software work with XBMC ?

It was developed for Tvix media players which used NFS primarily, it's pretty easy to setup and install however it only allows sharing up to 4 entries.
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anyone got nfs services under 2008 r2 to work with xbmc?
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awp0 Wrote:I think Hanewin NFS Server is what people like to use for Windows 7. I've never used it myself.

I did get NFS working very well with Windows Home Server using Services for Unix. So far it seems to have cleared up all my stuttering issues both in XBMC and on a WDTV Live box.

For anyone with a compatible version of Windows, this is how I did it (see my post midway down this page):
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=91776&page=15

Do you mind sharing how to add the mobile user and group? I'm also trying to access my WHS with an ATV2 thru NFS. I found and follow that guide on mediasmartserver.net. On the ATV2 I can see my WHS server when trying to add a NFS share, I can also see the my Videos folder, but can't get into the actual folder...I'm hoping your tip will fix it for me

can I just make a copy of the root line and replace with mobile?
(This post was last modified: 2011-08-24 23:32 by maximus96.)
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Hi

What are the benefits of choosing NFS instead of SMB.
My setup is a Atv2 with last nightly and Qnap NAS as file server.

But when i try to add files from NFS, xbmc find the directory but it dont let me choose any file or folder.

SMB is running ok, the only issue is a little lag when playing the firts seconds of the track. Very anoying actually.
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Japex Wrote:Hi

What are the benefits of choosing NFS instead of SMB.
My setup is a Atv2 with last nightly and Qnap NAS as file server.

But when i try to add files from NFS, xbmc find the directory but it dont let me choose any file or folder.

See if this helps.
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Net..._%28NFS%29

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I recommend you to take a look at this http file server. You can set up your own file server for managing and sharing files through web browser. It's like DropBox but self-hosted so that you can keep all your confidential files on your own server. The web based UI looks and feels like Windows 7 Explorer. It offers features that are not possible with a FTP server such as zipping files, downloading multiple files and folders in single download etc. It's also easier to set up and administrate than a FTP server.
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