There are also quite a few universities that use AFS. Morgan Stanley as
well and other large bussinesses as well. Not only is it a distributed
file system, but a global file system that scales very, very well.
On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 01:18:27PM -0400, Daniel Scott wrote:
As far as I know, these are the main differences between AFS and NFS:
NFS has little/no security (Although I think V4 does?). AFS integrates
with Kerberos (And hopefully soon with LDAP) so works well with
centralised user management.
AFS allows for multiple redundant servers and filesystem snapshots
which makes it more reliable.
As you say, it is distributed. You can share your files with the whole
world or no-one.
AFS has a very good caching mechanism.
AFS has ACLs, more fine-grained than Unix file permissions.
That's all I can think of at the moment. :) Some of these features
might well be present in the latest versions of NFS.
On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:53, solarflow99 <solarflow99(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> i just wondered why someone would need AFS? it sounds like a
> distributed NFS? I wonder what scenario would need it.
> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Jack Neely <jjneely(a)ncsu.edu> wrote:
>> Yeah, apperently CVS just didn't want to cooperate with me and wouldn't
>> update the new F-13 directories. Learn something everyday, right?
>> Dan, the OpenAFS packages are built and should hit testing during the
>> next push.
>> Jack Neely <jjneely(a)ncsu.edu>
>> Linux Czar, OIT Campus Linux Services
>> Office of Information Technology, NC State University
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