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AFS File System for UNIX

Item #: SV10192
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Product Description

AFS is a distributed file system that enables sharing files across both local area and wide area networks.

AFS is based on a distributed file system originally developed at the Information Technology Center at Carnegie-Mellon University that was called the Andrew File System.

Some useful features of AFS:

  • In conjuction with Kerberos, AFS provides a global authentication system (all passwords are verified with a site-wide database).
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) provide more flexibility in setting file access permissions than traditional Unix file systems.
  • Users can access AFS files at remote sites, if given appropriate permissions.

This software is managed by Computer Science.

Contact: David W. Parter

Product Specifications

This Catalog Item is...
  • Shared Campus License
  • Software Description AFS How-to

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