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Re: AFS in FreeBSD ...
- To: Palle Girgensohn <girgen_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>
- Subject: Re: AFS in FreeBSD ...
- From: Robert Watson <rwatson_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:21:40 +0000 (GMT)
- Cc: "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy_(_at_)_hub_(_dot_)_org>, freebsd-afs_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org, jcw_(_at_)_highperformance_(_dot_)_net
On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Palle Girgensohn wrote:
This discussion is for the *client* part only, right?
Is the server part userland-only and hence easier to port, or is it more
complicated to get the server running on FreeBSD. The only server software
out there in decent shape is OpenAFS, I guess? Milko (arla's companion), it
seems, hasn't left alpha stage.
My understanding, and I've not investigated this personally, is that the
OpenAFS server works fine on FreeBSD as-is.
So for a FreeBSD only setup, arla client and OpenAFS server is the most
It sounds like this should already work for FreeBSD 5.x and 6.x, but not yet
for 7.x/8.x. The viewpoint I'm arguing is that by getting nnpfs in the base
FreeBSD source tree (and I've talked with tol_(_at_)_arla about this in the past), we
get the Arla client running more sustainably on FreeBSD such that people
running the latest release have access to it, and also FreeBSD developers who
run especially premature releases :-).
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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