[OpenAFS] openAFS vs. DFS

Garance A Drosihn drosih@rpi.edu
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 14:07:01 -0400

At 7:23 PM -0700 9/15/03, Adam Done wrote:
>I can see good reasons to both arch.  I gather openAFS is
>simpler to manage than DFS but DFS has more advanced features.
>Also I gather DFS is not supported on a wide rage of
>server/client hardware.

RPI has used AFS for more than ten years.  We were interested
in DFS in the late 1990's, but after a few years we gave up on
it.  It was too much trouble and complexity.  I believe that at
this point, DFS is pretty much dead.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad@gilead.netel.rpi.edu
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