Subject: Re: Unix Metadata on top of an MS-DOS Filesystem
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/02/2005 17:40:54
On Tue, 2 Aug 2005, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> Hmm -- how about creating a vnd image in the MS-DOS file system?  To
> use it, you'd mount the USB disk as MSDOS, then do a vn[d]config on
> a file on that disk, and mount it.

That doesn't really seem to offer any advantages over the 1/2 MS-DOS and
1/2 FFS mode of operation; in both cases it doesn't solve the problem
that when I update a file on the FFS side, the corresponding copy on the
MS-DOS side needs to updated by hand.

E.g., I'd like to share my ssh keys and gpg keyring between Windows and
Unix systems.

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