Coda File System

Re: Newbie question (fwd)

From: Peter J. Braam <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 10:35:16 -0500 (EST)
What you want can be achieved with a PAM module for Coda authentication,
which would automatically log a user in to Coda.

However, I sense that you haven't used Coda yet.  It's a complicated
system and I strongly recommend playing around with it before putting it
in production use.  Also, at present, it may not scale enough for your
purpose - we hope to make improvements to this during the next 6 months.

Thanks for your interest!

- Peter -

On Thu, 18 Mar 1999 wrote:

> Hi,
> 	I've been toying with the idea of putting coda in over here for
> about the past 3 months or so.  I've finally decided that I have to do
> something and I don't want to mess around with NFS any more.  It's a mess.
> 	What i've been trying to acomplish is connect two machines
> together with some kind of redudant network filesystem, I would love for
> the data to be encrypted and also offer some sort of redudancy (ie, one
> machine goes down the other can keep serving what the other did with some
> kinda of cache).  I know coda can do all of this but i'm having problems
> with the authentication issues.  I need the filesystem to be transparent
> as possible for the users (when a person has trouble understanding what a
> login prompt is, they arn't going to understand clog and networked
> filesystems, and I don't want have to spend 20 minutes a day explaining it
> :)
> 	As far as I understand each coda mounted filesystem map's the uid
> and gid "nobody" for anyone accessing it without being authenticated.
> what I would love to happen is have /home/USER/$USER be mounted under a
> coda filesystem, /home/USER would be setup as a replicated volume to peon.
> Is this all possible or am I simply dreaming? :)
> if not any pointers to anything that would alow me to acomplish this?
> Thanks
> Justin
Received on 1999-03-19 10:39:18