W3C TAG

Jim Whitehead ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 10:35:13 -0800


> FWIW. There are alternatives to these that work well in
> high-latency/unreliable situations.... but comparing DAV and
> NFS/SMB is like comparing apples and oranges in the first place.

Which alternatives are you thinking of? FTP and GridFTP
<http://www.globus.org/datagrid/deliverables/C2WPdraft3.pdf> are the only
two that immediately come to my mind.

I'd agree about the Apples and Oranges, except that there is a remarkably
close overlap of functionality between DAV and NFS, and some of the more
popular DAV applications make a DAV server appear to be a disk (Web Folders,
WebIFS, Apple WebDAVfs).

- Jim