[OpenAFS] Re: OpenAFS-info digest, Vol 1 #406 - 2 msgs

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
10 Dec 2001 13:10:22 -0500

Ted Anderson <ota@transarc.com> writes:

> I absolutely agree that a global namespace that is the same everywhere
> is a powerful advantage provided by AFS/DFS.  I prefer it, however, as a
> crucial *convention* rather than as an architectural requirement.
> Otherwise, the administration of the contents of /afs is unscalable.

Isn't the point of DynAFS and AFSDB to make this administration
scalable?  If /afs is built dynamically from local and DNS-obtained
server data, doesn't that make it more tractable?

> Ted

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