[OpenAFS] afs vs nfs

Michael Loftis mloftis@wgops.com
Fri, 09 Dec 2005 16:40:41 -0700

--On November 21, 2005 2:53:59 PM -0800 Noel Yap <noel.yap@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/21/05, Tim Spriggs <tims@lpl.arizona.edu> wrote:
>> In all seriousness, what has changed in AFS to need an up-to-date
>> version? In that manner, (excluding nfsv4) what has changed in the way
>> of network filesystems of this nature in the past few years?
>> Essentially, AFS provides
>>   acl's/possible encryption/secure authentication and authorization
>>   through kerberos/flexable ways to manage storage/clean backup
>>   solutions/redundancy/...
>> while nfs provides:
>>   files.
> From what I've heard, NFSv4 provides the security you mention above.
> Is this not true?

I don't know of any NFSv4 implementations, hell I think Linux is still 
barely only 'ish' doing NFSv3 (along with many others).