[OpenAFS] Windows AFS Client implemented as a Kernel mode or User mode driver?

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@your-file-system.com
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:41:46 -0500

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Welcome to the OpenAFS community.  There are a number of OpenAFS
users/admins at NJIT that we can put you in touch with if you are
interested.  There is also a New York OpenAFS Meetup group that you
might want to consider joining.

Regardless of how OpenAFS is implemented the question that must be asked =

  What is the benefit of implementing a file system as
  a packaged and isolated application?

The answer is "not much".  A file system isolated from the applications
that read and store data in it is about as useful as a Kryptonite
bracelet to Superman.

Perhaps the intended question is:

  Is there anyway for a VMWare Thinapp packaged application to
  access data stored in \\AFS?

Jeffrey Altman

On 11/29/2011 5:19 PM, Valentine, Nick wrote:
> I=E2=80=99ve never used AFS before, but have been asked to see if I can=

> virtualize the AFS client using VMware ThinApp.
> I can see using the AFS Client running in a Virtual Desktop such as
> VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop, but virtualized as an application?
> Does anyone know if the AFS Client is implemented as a Kernel or User
> mode driver?
> As well, has anyone experience virtualizing the AFS Client using either=

> VMware ThinApp or Microsoft App-V?
> Thank you for entertaining a question from an AFS pre-newbie.
> Nick Valentine
> Telecommunications & Networks
> New Jersey Institute of Technology
> nvalenti@adm.njit.edu
> Phone 973-596-5874
> Fax 973-596-6427
> =20

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