Subject: NetBSD vs DCE/DFS, AFS?
To: None <>
From: Hans-Christian Becker <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/2000 17:55:49
This may be a totally ignorant question, but I'll ask it anyway:
Is there any move of NetBSD in the direction of DCE/DFS and OpenAFS? 
I realize that Kerberos 5 in the system is good, but are there any 
other things that should/can/are be[ing] done to make NetBSD a 
candidate for distributed file systems and -computing? My university 
(which is currently running AFS) has a few years ago taken a policy 
to migrate from AFS to DCE/DFS, and as far as I can see, only Linux 
is mentioned as fas as free platforms go. I'd love to see NetBSD (or 
any other BSD) be in active development for DCE/DFS, especially since 
our (i.e., the NetBSD) multi-platform code base in this case 
certainly is a Good Thing. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing OpenAFS 
included in the code base as well---not that I am capable of it, 
Best regards,
Dr. Hans-Christian Becker (
Department of Physical Chemistry
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden