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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2GB Limit
by Murrell on Thu 15th Jun 2006 20:57 UTC
Murrell
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2006-01-04

I looked at AFS a few years ago when I was deploying the current NFS infrastructure, and it's main problem seemed to be that it had a 2GB file size limit. Does anyone know if this has been fixed? If so, it might be time to take another look.

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RE: 2GB Limit
by derekmorr on Fri 16th Jun 2006 03:44 in reply to "2GB Limit"
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2005-09-25

It's been fixed on most Unix platforms (Linux, Solaris, AIX and HP-UX; I don't know about Irix). Windows still has the 2 GB file limit.

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