[OpenAFS] when openafs becomes a windows IFS

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 08:49:40 -0400


OpenAFS does not implement SMB2 and implementing it would be non-trivial.

Jeffrey Altman

Erik DalÚn wrote:
> 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 change
>> 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 deleting
>>> 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