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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by macisaac on Fri 16th Jun 2006 02:39 UTC
macisaac
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2005-08-28

since I'm one of the admins at CMU, it does hearten me gladly to see an article about AFS here on osnews ;-)

(no, I'm not one of the smart folk who actually invented the thing (haven't been working there _that_ long.) but it is what I live in day in day out at my work, unsurprisingly it is a very core part of our infrastructure, brilliant stuff really once you get over the initial learning curve.)

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