[OpenAFS] afs vs nfs

Noel Yap noel.yap@gmail.com
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 14:53:59 -0800

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.=20
Is this not true?

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by 'flexible ways to manage storage'.
 Could you elaborate, please?