Linked by Adam S on Tue 9th Aug 2005 00:57 UTC, submitted by Varg Vikernes
Windows Many people don't know that Microsoft provides an Installable File System (IFS) SDK kit for writing filesystem drivers. This SDK provides necessary info for writing a filesystem driver to manage Linux/OS X drives from Windows 2000, XP or 2003 Server. Stephan Schreiber wrote an Ext2 IFS driver for Windows which supports Ext2 and Ext3 with read/write operations and almost everything else available under Linux except access rights, defraging and some other minor things.
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IFS in windows
by jonsmirl on Tue 9th Aug 2005 05:28 UTC
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2005-07-06

Window and even DOS have always had IFS. It is how the network is hooked in. The docs for this used to cost $60K ten years ago.

There are a bunch of things hooked into IFS: NTFS, FAT, net, CDROM filesys. Only a few external vendors have ever implemented an IFS and they never shipped many copies.

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