Subject: Re: New submission: RFS
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/18/1999 14:22:02
On Mon, 18 Oct 1999 email@example.com wrote:
> Hello NetBSD,
> I have completed an i386 implementation and testing of an additional network
> protocol for file sharing. Its based on IBM's PWSI datastream
> (Programmable Workstation Streams Interface). Its known as RFS
> (remote file system), but has no relation to the RFS that was created
> in 1984 (by Bell Labs, if I remember correctly). IBM uses this protocol
> in their Client Access/400 product, which provides "network drive" support
> to windows (3.1, 9x) and OS/2, (as well as MacOS and AIX).
> RFS is akin to NFS: it plugs in at the vnode layer. One of the differences
> between that of NFS is that RFS is state-ful. It maintains a socket
> connection between that client and the mounted host
> I've based the source on NetBSD 1.4 (current), and would like to submit
> it as content for 1.5 (or abouts).
> I was referred to this mailing list as to a place to start. Can anybody
> direct me farther?
Probably the best thing to do is send in a change-request PR with the
patch in it.
Also, do you happen to have an inplimentation of the server? If IBM wants
to make $$ off fo the server (rather than supporting the server) I can
understand if you don't. :-) But that'd really help test the integration.
What kind of copyright is on the code? Does it contain an "advertising"