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Re: [bug-inetutils] NFS server for GNU inetutils

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] NFS server for GNU inetutils
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 15:02:34 +0200
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On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 07:53:29PM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> I would think that taking the NFS deamon that we have in the Hurd, and
> start from there would be better since you can skip over the "hunting
> down the copyright holders" problem.  As for how well it is suitied,
> well, its a starting point. :-)

uhm, i'm having a look at it, but doesn't seem very portable:

  cache.c:#include <hurd/fsys.h>
  cache.c:#include <hurd/io.h>
  cache.c:#include <hurd/auth.h>
  ops.c:#include <hurd/io.h>
  ops.c:#include <hurd/fs.h>
  ops.c:#include <hurd/paths.h>
  nfsd.h:#include <hurd/fs.h>

the "User-Space NFS Server" (UNFSD) is suposed to be portable. it
has been used on other Unices like BSD, SunOS, HP-UX and AIX, and more
mature (it's been originaly based on the sunrpc3.9 package), so if the
license problem can be worked out i'd want to use that. otherwise it
probably is still better to get rid of the ~900 lines of badly licensed code.

on the licenses, does the following sound GPL-compatible to you?:

        "These programs may be freely distributed provided they retain my
        copyright notices.  They are provided as is, with no warranty
        expressed or implied."

        "This  software may be used for any purpose provided
        the above  copyright  notice  is  retained.  It  is
        supplied  as  is,  with  no warranties expressed or

Robert Millan

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