Re: Alternate solutions (Was: Re: NFS still has caching problem)

Bryn Paul Arnold Jones (
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 12:31:35 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 22 Jul 1996, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> Because for a network filesystem, and indeed any client/server
> application, it's probably not worth our collective time to write a
> Linux-only solution. It won't be able to talk to all of the NFS servers
> that are running on other platforms.

It can't be a Linux-only solution, but it will be a Linux initated
solution. If we can release a RFC, and a (GPL'd) referance implementation,
everyone can use it (and will if it is good, look at ssh ....)

> One of of the things which Microsoft finally learned was that
> solutions that depend on everyone running the same operating system,
> both clients and servers, just aren't going to cut it. That's why
> they've started embracing Internet protocols. And if Windows, with its
> huge user base, wasn't able to hack it, Linux certainly won't be able to
> win with a Linux-only networking filesystem solution.

Well we're not going to fall into that trap, it'll be free to all comers
(well if I have anything to say about it anyway ;)

> If someone wants to try, they are of course welcome --- it's a
> free country, and people can spend their time on whatever they want.

Several of them ....

> - Ted

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