"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
"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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