[OpenAFS] Localized (non en_US version) of 1.5.68 for Windows available?
Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:19:17 +0000
On 15 Jan 2010, at 10:12, Holger Rauch wrote:
> Ok, but what if I just want to install an OpenAFS Windows *client*
> machine? Is the OpenAFS SMB Server still required then or would it
> only be required if I want to use a Windows machine as an OpenAFS
The SMB server is required for a client. The current OpenAFS
implementation for Windows is, in effect, a bridge between AFS and
SMB. Your machine thinks it is accessing a SMB filesystem located at \
\AFS\, and the OpenAFS SMB server on your client takes those SMB
requests, and translates them into AFS operations which it sends out
to the network.
Work is in progress on a native AFS for Windows, which will remove
many of the pitfalls of this approach.