[OpenAFS] About AFS performance over WAN

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:29:32 -0500

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Ted Creedon <tcreedon@easystreet.net> wrote:
> Yeah, but the bandwith requiements are scary

Why? The AFS protocol is not inefficient with respect to bandwidth
use, and with caching there should be less refetching than there might
otherwise be. Also, AFS is not peer to peer, so you're not sharing
your cache with everyone. It's not really any different than fetching
a file via the web or NFS. That you used UDP to do it instead of TCP
doesn't fundamentally change the number of bits involved.