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Date:      Sat, 15 Jan 2000 15:26:28 -0500 (EST)
From:      Robert Watson <>
To:        Rod Taylor <>
Subject:   Re: Thoughts...
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <0001150016090H.04098@rbtBSD.intranet>

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On Sat, 15 Jan 2000, Rod Taylor wrote:

> Machines all have ne2k nics with eproms on them.  I'd like to mount most
> filesystems with CODA due to it's advantages.  I notice theres no way to
> mount a CODA filesystem for /. 

Coda is not ready for production use, at least in my experience as a Coda
developer :-).  I would not recommend using Coda in the environment you
describe, although Coda may eventually be the right solution for this kind
of environment.

There was work to get AFS working with disconnected clients (Arla has some
code committed but I don't know how useable it is)  -- at this point AFS
requires a commercial solution although that also may change in the

The end answer may be that there is no distributed file system solution
that fits your needs at this time.

  Robert N M Watson    
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TIS Labs at Network Associates, Safeport Network Services

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