Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Jun 2006 15:36 UTC, submitted by user123
NetBSD "Network attached storage has been known to Unix users for a very long time with NFS. NFS is reliable, performs well on the performance front, but it is infamous for its security. The biggest problem with NFS is that the client is responsible for controlling user file access. The NFS server just accepts file system operations on behalf of a given UID and enforces nearly no control. NFS require you trust your clients, something that may not be adequate. Andrew File System is an alternative network file system. In this interview, I ask Ty Sarna about his experience with AFS. Ty Sarna has been an AFS user since 1992 and is a NetBSD developer since 1998."
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Marvelous
by shadow_x99 on Thu 15th Jun 2006 16:34 UTC
shadow_x99
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2006-05-12

I've been using AFS at my current job for 1 year now and I must say that I am really impressed with the quality of the FileSystem. If you ever thought that NFS was fast, you never used AFS! Once you go AFS, you never go back!

It's still slower than hard-drive access, but it's the next best thing!

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