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

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] NFS server for GNU inetutils
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:02:06 -0400 (EDT)

> On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 03:40:31PM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> >    uhm, i'm having a look at it, but doesn't seem very portable:
> >    [...]
> > 
> > That doesn't seem to much to fix...  Or is that an incomplete list?
> I don't know, i'd have to actualy start working on it to see what porting
> Hurd's nfsd implies.

- Beyond, the license debate, one reason to look at the GNU/Hurd
  implementation is for sharing code so both project can benefit.

- R. Dawe, pointed that you might one to start a new package GNU nfsd;
  It is a good point, as NFS V2,3 and even WebNFS(Defunct ?) can
  be complex, a big beast that deserve its own package. 

- Take for example the implementation of Ping(Sergey) or Ifconfig(Marcus), they 
  a big common layer and the dependent code is pushed down to specific files.
  Sure that NFS can share a lot of independent code.

- Are you sure there is not good implementation of NFS out there ?  IIRC
  GNU/Linux has some very good implementation.

- In any case, it will be your choice 8-), whether you choose UNFS, Hurd NFS, 
  BSD implementation etc ...  But if you want to make it a "GNU" package, you 
  have to resolve the licensing issue and it can be difficult to get this right
  at the beginning 8-).

- Why NFS ? why do you want to start an NFS package?  Learning experience?
  Have you look at WebNFS? NFS-V3? is there new revision of NFS out there ?
  Again what's wrong with the known implementations ?


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