[OpenAFS] performance stats

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:02:05 -0500

David Bear <David.Bear@asu.edu> wrote:
> We are finding that cifs performance is very BAD over a WAN and I'm
> guessing that the checkpoint vpn software the we MUST run is a
> contributing factor. We can't trust cifs over the wider internet
> without vpn. We can trust afs. But there are still some microsoft
> diehards that just don't think anything else could work.

Some VPNs actually compress sent data as well as encrypt, so your 
performance might actually get worse without the VPN.