Subject: Re: AFS requirement
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/10/2003 15:15:13 (Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino) writes:

> 	are there any userland implementation of AFS? (i.e. NFS mount
> 	over loopback interface) then credentials does not need to be
> 	in the kernel/ tied to the process.

Possibly. The Windows client used to be loopback SMB, but I don't
think it suppoted PAGs. Arla has the protocol stuff in userspace, with
"loopback filesystem" in the kernel. Much like Coda.

I think the credentials needs to be cached by whatever talks to the
fileserver, or else you're likely to get poor performance.