[OpenAFS] Current comparison of NFSv4 with AFS.
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:04:26 -0400
On Jul 23, 2007, at 8:21 AM, Jesse W. Asher wrote:
> Anyone have any real world experience they are willing to share on
> how AFS compares with current implementations of NFSv4?
> I'm doing some research on deploying AFS vs. NFSv4 and trying to
> understand which might be better at this point in time.
> Specifically, I'm in interested in the following areas:
> 1) WAN performance
> 2) Global namespace (transparency of file/directory location)
> 3) Caching
> 4) Security
> a) Encryption
> b) ACLs
> I found some discussions in the archives, but the ones I found were
> old (2003) and I wanted a current perspective.
IMHO the biggest single issue with near-term deployment is the
clients. NFSv4 looks like a big improvement, but I can't find things
more current than a year back about client status. At that time, the
clients didn't look production-ready to me.
That said, I am not close to the NFSv4 effort and could well be out
of the loop.