[OpenAFS] Questions about OpenAFS "reality"

Christof Hanke hanke@rzg.mpg.de
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:02:17 +0100

Leroy Tennison wrote:

> Is there a Linux GUI for day-to-day administration?
No, I'm afraid.
> What is the status of server-side byte-range locking?  If this isn't a 
> near-term reality what alternatives do people use (SQL server is 
> obviously a possibility, are there other alternatives for "MS Access" 
> style databases and other byte-range locking needs)?
I don't understand this. Do you want to put the database files into AFS?
If yes, why ?

> What are people doing for printing, particularly Windows printing?
OpenAFS is nothing like "Samba" where you share printers and files alike 
over the network. It's a filesystem. Printing has to be done separately.