Re: AFS (Alternate solutions (Was: Re: NFS still has caching

Chai Harjo (
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 09:14:48 +1000

Hi Matthew,

At 09:47 AM 7/18/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>>> "CH" == Chai Harjo <> writes:
> CH> Why don't you try AFS (Andrew File System)?
>Hey, even cooler would be work on creating freely-available[1] DFS and
>DCE clients and servers. I wonder if OSF has pubished the specs to
>either yet?

I second this one.
Why not start with ext3fs??
Let's start the wish list for ext3fs.
My wish list :
1. Scaleability
2. Single source image
3. Caching
4. Data replication
5. Security
6. Backup

> CH> BTW, I never use AFS on Linux. What is the status of AFS port
> CH> to Linux?
>AFS clients exist for both Linux 1.2.13 and Linux 2.0.4[2]. My
>machine was upgraded to the 2.0.4 client (and Linux 2.0!!) yesterday
>and all has been working quite well. Unfortunately, AFS is a Transarc
>product...not freely available.

Are you saying AFS can not run as a server on a Linux machine?
Are you saying nobody has written AFS server port for Linux yet?

>[1] Is anyone at the FSF working on this stuff (or any other OSF
> software)? Developers might want to coordinate their efforts with
> the FSF.

If you know something about this, please share with me too.


Chai Harjo