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?
On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM, Stefan Skoglund <stefan.skoglund at agj.net>
m?n 2014-12-22 klockan 22:03 -0500 skrev Sean Caron:
Dropbox is just another cloud storage provider,
you can sign up for free
and you get some number of gigs to start with... you can pay more for
space but the default allocation is fairly
generous. There's a client for
most OS platforms that will allow you to mount the DropBox share and have
it look like local storage... probably WebDAV or something. Just go to
and you can set up an account. Some of the folks that I
support at U-M use it for casual data transfers. It's been around for a
If you wanted to have the spreadsheet up as like a group-edit kind of
thing, maybe better to use Google Docs?
On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 9:46 PM, steve shumaker <shumaker at att.net>
> How did you set up the dropbox? cost? size limits?
> I'm looking at posting a large spreadsheet for the list to use and am
> looking at options
> On 12/22/2014 12:23 AM, Jack Rubin wrote:
>> I've digitized several early PDP-8 related printsets and placed them
>> online in a public Dropbox folder. Circumstances did not allow direct
>> scanning of the documents - they were photographed and then
>> to produce .pdf files. Conditions were
less than optimal and the
>> files are quite large but hopefully
these files will be of use to
>> need them.
>> The files are:
>> 779 Power Supply
>> 832 Power Controller
>> PDP-8/I Printset
>> DM01 Printset
>> KW8I Printset
>> TC01 Printset
>> TU55 Printset
>> The files are located at: http://tinyurl.com/PDP8I-docs
Agreed, it is not universally accessible on Windows for example or
Solaris (i don't know how well the AFS clients works in Windows.)
I think most Linux dists has a working OpenAFS.
But, i think that most of the people on this list is fully able to
configure one or two computers for AFS client access.