[OpenAFS] when openafs becomes a windows IFS

Erik DalÚn dalen@socialisterna.org
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:12:33 +0200


I've noticed that SMB2, which is implemented in Vista, has support for
symlinks. Would it be too much work to implement support for that on
Vista clients? I mean it might be better to spend the time on the IFS
work instead if it's too much work, but if it's not such a big change
it sure would be neat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block#SMB2

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 20:43, Jeffrey Altman
<jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> wrote:
> The Explorer Shell does not know that it is a link.  The explorer shell
> therefore does what it does to the target of the link.  That will not cha=
nge
> any time soon.
>
> David Bear wrote:
>>
>> I am wondering when OpenAFS gets rid of the smb part, and becomes an
>> installable file system on windows if it will be possible to retain the
>> semantics of deleting a symlink -- i.e. delete the link rather than dele=
ting
>> the contents the link points too.
>>
>> I have a couple users who think they can clean things up and ... make a
>> mess by deleting too many things.
>>
>> --
>> David Bear
>> College of Public Programs at ASU
>> 602-464-0424
>



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Erik DalÚn