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NFS client for Windows NT
- From: Federico Bianchi <fbianchi at arte dot unipi dot it>
- Cc: CygWin mailing list <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 09:54:44 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: NFS client for Windows NT
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In fact - a Windows NT IFS (and it has to run under at least three
different releases, which are subtly different one another when it comes
to FSD). This is why I feel making a true NFS client much harder than it
actually needs to be. I had been tinkering with FIFS for some time, but
making it really usable is certainly not a one man month project.
For those who don't know it, FIFS was a _really_ interesting project by
Danilo Almeida, simulating an SMB/CIFS redirector on the local machine; it
lets file system components be written in user land (and it runs itself in
user mode, too, which makes it somewhat slower than, say, ProxyDK but much
easier to deal with). It mostly worked under NT 4.0, but was never
completed and has some ugly quirks when used on more current systems. One
of the samples was a NFS client, BTW...
Best regards to you all
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Chris January wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 04:26:03PM -0500, Robb, Sam wrote:
> > >> But beyond curiosity, there's not many reasons to install and
> > >> use both, at least concurrently. Cygwin and SFU both address
> > >> the same needs and Cygwin covers a wider range of tools. We'll
> > >> see what happens though.
> > >
> > >One thing that Cygwin does lack, and SFU has, is an NFS client :-/
> > >I know that alone will probably entice me into taking a look at
> > >SFU.
> > It would be rather interesting to add nfs to cygwin. We could develop
> > filesystem "plug-ins" which could be generalized for stuff like NFS,
> > EXTFS, etc.
> > Didn't someone say they had a free month? Perfect project. :-)
> Isn't the SFU NFS client an installable file system, i.e. you can use it
> anywhere in Windows, not just with the SFU stuff?
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