[OpenAFS] the future

Troy Benjegerdes hozer@hozed.org
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:48:31 -0500

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 11:38:10PM +0200, Lars Schimmer wrote:
> On 30.09.2012 21:10, Troy Benjegerdes wrote:
> > One-time deals (on linux) that require interaction will blow up all kinds
> > of automated tools and leave the rank and file admins your enemy. 
> Easy, user do call admins angry and stupid. And Admins change OpenAFS to
> NFS/SMB/or anything else, which is free and easy to deploy.
> Nearly everything is free, functional and already included.
> Why hassle with more work, incompatible licenses and all the user support?

Having migrated from NFSv3 to AFS (and then OpenAFS), I'd have to say that
NFS may be free, but it doesn't really fall into the 'functional' category.
But this was several years ago, so there might have been some magic that 
happened with NFS I haven't seen yet.

Can anyone who has experience migrating to/from OpenAFS from/to anything 
else in the last 2-3 years please comment? If there's really something 
free, functional, and already included then I'd like to know what the 
heck it is.