AFS Server and Client

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed May 7 10:58:52 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? ;-)

You said it!   The difference between AFS and NFS is sort of like the
difference between having the whole internet and having a few temporary
point-to-point file transfer connections.

> 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.

We could hope.   So, how is it really coming - anyone know?


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