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¶ why I like AFS better than NFS
  1. universal path names. No machine specific paths that depend on the mount point.
  2. better security. No need to trust client machines. No single user with local root access can su as somebody else (Larry doesn't like this, as it means he can no longer arbitrarily su into his student accounts and access their files)
  3. no need for an /etc/exports file that specifies a whitelist of hostnames allowed to mount the shared filesystems. Any host on the Internet can mount the AFS volumes as long as it supplies the right credentials.
  4. Distributed, coherent filesystem means no more single point of failure (anybody remember the old sunlab days - God is dead!! and all activity in the lab ceases)

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