AFS Server and Client

Tillman tillman at
Tue May 6 21:20:16 PDT 2003

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 11:40:22PM -0400, Adam wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-05-06 at 22:50, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> > Is AFS something that garners little interest in FreeBSD circles?
> I think the overwhelming choice of a DFS in FreeBSD is NFS. May I ask
> why you would opt for AFS over NFS? I was under the impression that AFS
> was more or less a dead project ..

Aside from features like volume management, failover, kerberos
authentication, ease of client maintenance and intelligent client-side
caching, you mean? ;-)

I'd /love/ to see the OpenAFS server in the ports tree - the last
messages on it that I've seen on various mailing lists seem to imply
that it's Real Close Now.


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