Coda File System

Re: is it implemented?

From: Peter J. Braam <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 13:23:18 -0400 (EDT)

Coda supports encryption with a pointer to a procedure in the
RPC2_NewBinding function.  It is fxor right now, if you can get DES
legally, you can change it to DES, i.e. it is very flexible. 

We plan to have full Kerberos into Coda before the summer, available as a
patch for export reasons.

I don't know what a /depot scheme is.

The servers implementation is highly resistant against crashes. 
Modifications to all metadata are made using proper RVM transactions and a
log based scheme is used. On Linux however, we still need a raw character
/dev/hda (which does not use the buffer cache) before this is really
there. A salvager then does a form of fscking when the server comes up.


On Thu, 9 Oct 1997 wrote:

>   Does coda currently support encryption of the data stream?  If I want to
> run coda across the internet, can people snoop my data or filenames?  How
> strong is the encryption?  Are there any fucked-up licensing/patent issues
> (probably yes) ?
>   Does coda yet support a /depot scheme?
>   What happens when a coda server is turned off ungracefully?  Has anyone
> done some nazi torture experiments to see how many files get lost?
> -- 
> Bob Forsman                         
Received on 1997-10-09 13:29:11