[OpenAFS] the future

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster@gmail.com
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:00:20 -0700

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:52 AM, Chas Williams (CONTRACTOR)
<chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
> we are running lustre alongside afs right now.  lustre is generally
> much much faster than afs.  the downside is that the security model
> is essentially nfsv3.  anyone with root on a lustre client is essentially
> any other user on the filesystem and can read/write your files.

My recollection was that if you are willing/able to run bleeding
edge that there was gssapi support in Lustre.  I have no idea
how production ready that support is.

Regardless, Lustre is no AFS (and vice versa).  Different
strengths and different weaknesses.