System Administration Guide: Network Services


The default transport protocol for the NFS protocol was changed to the Transport Control Protocol (TCP) in the Solaris 2.5 release. TCP helps performance on slow networks and wide area networks. TCP also provides congestion control and error recovery. NFS over TCP works with version 2, version 3, and version 4. Prior to the Solaris 2.5 release, the default NFS protocol was User Datagram Protocol (UDP).