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

Christopher M Hanson (
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 00:10:02 -0400 (EDT)

Excerpts from internet.computing.linux-kernel: 24-Jul-96 Re: Alternate
solutions (Wa.. by
> If there is no good, non-proprietary solution available, there's nothing
> wrong with developing a portable solution under Linux. If NFS simply won't
> cut it, you design something that will. That's what RFC's are for....

It would be nice, and very useful, to design a good distributed/network
filesystem -- something like AFS, but freely available -- on Linux and
other platforms. This is something that I've been looking for info on
for a while, but haven't found much on. (Though I've been busy busy, so
I haven't looked very hard, just over a several-week period. :)

One point that I need to make about RFCs is that, for a protocol to
become standards-track, there is a process that needs to be followed.
Part of this is that there need to be multiple interoperating clients &

Chris Hanson (,

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