tis 2014-12-23 klockan 13:07 -0500 skrev Sean Caron:
I used to administer an AFS cell at U-M and I know it
well... I have a
strong appreciation for the sophistication of some of the features, but
it's probably not the most practical distribution mechanism...
Yes, you can pull it directly out of apt on Debian-style Linux (and I
assume similar for RHEL derived distributions) and getting the client up on
Windows or Mac OS X these days is pretty easy too, esp. if the volume and
file is just globally readable and you don't need to configure Kerberos...
but I imagine most people already have a browser or at least an FTP client
already installed and casually available... who wants to install OpenAFS to
get to one file?
One file only ? Why only one file.
Agreed, configuring AFS then the reason is distributing one single file
nd which is non-changing, is a bit of over-kill (hmm, in this audience
is a number of people who likes to fix old junk for example Tony with
his HP calculator fixation.) I think he likes to do it, and i do think
that it exists people who enjoys configuring and supporting AFS. :-)
AFS as a distribution mechanism when that single file changes often ,
that is something else.
Yes, i'm thinking about bitsavers (as an example.)