[OpenAFS] OpenAFS vs RedHat GFS

Mathias Feiler feiler@uni-hohenheim.de
Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:22:43 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Michael D. Norwick wrote:

|Could someone please explain the fundamental differences between OpenAFS
|and RedHat's GFS.
|In reading their (RedHat's) list of features it sounds a lot like
|OpenAFS with changes in nomenclature.
|They talk about charateristics such as scalable volumes, and fail-safe
|replication and I'm wondering
|if it's a difference in implementation of the same principle.

Hello Michael!

Well, imho You think like IBM-manager about DCE/DFS do. Are you anyhow
connected to IBM?

Of cause, much sounds quit familliar, as all the mechanism do which deals
with solid data distribution.

Let me answer with questions :

How do you make sure in terms of GFS, that gonzo  (sitting on a obscure
undefined client at the other end of the world) get its data, that *only*
gonzo get it and that no one else can look at it while the data travel
through all kind of suspect networks?

For short:
GFS and AFS deal on the same field ,but they do with different targets

|Thank You,
|OpenAFS-info mailing list

Fuer Rueckfragen  stehe ich gerne zur Verfuegung,  bevorzuge jedoch  tele-
fonische Kontaktaufnahme ( +49 711 459-3949 oder +49 179 6954907 ). Danke.

Hochachtungsvoll und mit freundlichen Gruessen   M.Feiler

Computer: Es gibt nur 10 Arten von Menschen -
solche die es begreifen und dann noch die andern.

Computer: There are only 10 kinds of people -
those who understand and those who don't.

PGP public key &  Homepage   :  http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/~feiler