[OpenAFS] when openafs becomes a windows IFS

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Thu, 04 Sep 2008 08:06:05 -0400

Christof Hanke wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 July 2008 23:57:56 Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>> Christopher D. Clausen wrote:
>>> Would using mount points instead of symlinks to directories help with
>>> this problem?
>> Windows doesn't know about mount points.  A mount point is a Directory
>> to Windows.  Same behavior when removing a directory as when removing a
>> directory.
> Knowing next to nothing about windows, I just stumbled about "DFS Junction 
> Points" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=205524)
>  and wondered if the AFS-client could report a mountpoint as something like 
> that to windows and if that would change anything.

It would not change anything.  A junction point is viewed at the
application layer as a directory.

Jeffrey Altman