[OpenAFS] Re: SFTP <-> AFS

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 16:51:33 -0700

"Christopher D. Clausen" <cclausen@acm.org> writes:
> Do you really need SFTP?  This sounds like something best handled 
> through WebDAV (possibly using mod_waklog as you mentioned.)

Well, nearly every unix machine out there has an SFTP client
installed.  It's pretty much the lowest common denominator for
encrypted file transfer.

So if somebody is remotely logged in to some non-AFS-enabled unix
machine, SFTP is going to be the best way to access AFS -- assuming
they don't have authorization to install an AFS client, of course.

  - a

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