RE: Ufo, HTTP, and DAV: high latency remote file system?

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 18:46:42 -0400

> Right now it only works on Solaris 2.5 and 2.6, and the technique used is
> *very* operating system specific. But, I downloaded the binary from the
> project home page and tried it out (it's only a single binary, and it
> self-installs -- very easy), and it works pretty well. It's pretty funky
> doing an "ls" on a web server, or doing a direct "grep" of RFC archives.
> One of the big advatages I'll get from it is the ability to do regular
> expression searches on the filenames of entries in the Internet Drafts
> directory.

I blew some people away here when I wrote an NFS server that talked over
HTTP to one of our products (DynaWeb), and was then able to mount the
whole shebang (the hardest part was hacking the config files for DynaWeb
to generate relative URL's so the pages all accessed data through NFS).
For kickers I then made it available to the WWW using Apache ;-)