[OpenAFS] afs:// url?

Adam Megacz adam@megacz.com
Wed, 11 May 2005 20:43:27 -0700

Is there any standard for an afs:// url format?

Yes, I realize that file:/afs/... "works".  But with the rapid growth
that AFS has seen recently due to OpenAFS, I can forsee a near future
where a userspace-only minimal (non-authenticating?) AFS client gets
bundled into a web browser (say, firefox) or into the various url
libraries (libcurl, etc).

A distinction between file:// and afs:// would be necessary in such
situations.  An in-kernel client is the ideal solution, but userspace
implementations will need to arise for those people who are on an
unsupported platform, don't have root on their machine, or aren't
sophisticated enough for the (still fairly complex) process of setting
up an AFS client.

  - a