Coda File System

Re: MacOS X Server 10.4 - Mobile Home Directories

From: Derek Glidden <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:15:53 -0400
On Jun 30, 2004, at 1:36 PM, Christopher Woodfield wrote:

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

> [snip]

> 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?

Apple has opened up/expanded their "Sync API" which is what they use 
for .Mac and iSync and such.  There are probably some "similar" 
technologies to what Coda does when reconciling on a reattach of a 
disconnected client, but I don't think other than function, that they 
are all that similar.  A closer comparison could probably be made to 
rsync than to something like Coda since this is functioning at the 
user/daemon level rather than the VFS level.  Admittedly I haven't 
looked at the recently-released developer docs for their Sync API yet, 
so I may be ass-talking to some extent.

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Received on 2004-06-30 14:20:53