[OpenAFS] Re: SFTP <-> AFS

John Rudd jrudd@ucsc.edu
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:08:01 -0700

Adam Megacz wrote:
> "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.  

I realize that portability is, these days, not widely espoused ... but 
if you can't make this statement without the word "unix" in it (and not 
substituting any other word for unix), then the statement has _NO_ value 
to me.

> 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

I disagree.  The best way to do it is going to be via a WebDAVfs.  SFTP 
is merely going to be the more common way to do it.