Coda File System

MacOS X Server 10.4 - Mobile Home Directories

From: Christopher Woodfield <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 13:36:42 -0400
Dunno if anyone's seen this...

Among other things, 10.4 Server will feature a "Mobile Home 
Directories" system that sounds a LOT like coda:

"With Mobile Home Directories in Mac OS X Server v10.4, you can 
centrally manage the home directories of your portable Mac clients and 
yet allow each user online and offline access from the office and the 
road. When a user goes offline, her home directory goes with her, so 
she can continue to work just as she would back at the office. In 
addition, her public folder remains accessible to the network while 
she’s away, so her co-workers can still drop files into her folder as 
well as see her public files. When she reconnects her iBook or 
PowerBook to the network, Mac OS X automatically syncs up the home 
directory with the one on the server. You have the best of both worlds 
with this feature — you centrally manage your users’ home directories 
and they have full desktop mobility."

Anyone have any inside info on this? Is Apple using code borrowed from 
Coda or AFS, or is this a new capability of AFP/Appletalk?

Received on 2004-06-30 13:39:25