[OpenAFS] possibly stupid question: why can't AFS serve "normal" directories like samba/nfs?

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Sat, 8 Oct 2005 16:41:14 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 8 Oct 2005, Adam Megacz wrote:

> It's always made me a bit nervous that AFS keeps the data on the
> server's disk in a nonstandard format, but there must be a good reason
> for this.  Why doesn't the afs server just serve files out of a "plain
> old directory structure" like nfsd, smbd, and the rest?

You certainly could, protocol-wise. Look in the archives for comments 
about hostafsd.