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LinuxWorld: Downhome NFS - The system is stable, but still in the works

Jul 24, 2000, 23:40 (1 Talkback[s])
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"It's a network file system so resilient it can go on reading and writing files even when the servers are down. But like so many things Linux, it's very much a work in progress."

"Coda is a highly reliable network file system created by 20-year veteran systems administrator Owen LeBlanc. While speaking at a technical session at the recent UKUUG (United Kingdom Unix User Group) Linux 2000 Developers' Conference in London, LeBlanc said, "[Coda] is certainly a work in progress. The progress has been that in 13 years it has produced very reliable core functionality, and good documentation, but nowhere near enough support utilities...."

"The organization of a Coda cell has some implications for security: you need to protect the integrity of your file and data servers. In general, a hacker who breaks into a Coda client cannot compromise the security of the servers. Of course, if he lurks undetected, with root access, the blackguard may learn something compromising from another user of the cell."

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