Distributed file systems, using http

Jim Whitehead ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 22:48:53 -0700

The work on the Self-Certifying File System might also be relevant:

Its decentralized administrative control might be appealing in a universe
where the medical records are under user control.

As for a "Web" file system, UFO is also related work:

WebFS is another example:

A Linux file system driver using DAV is the davfs project. If you run DAV
over SSL, it's relatively secure.

- Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com]On Behalf Of Clay
> Shirky
> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 7:32 AM
> To: fork@xent.com
> Subject: Distributed file systems, using http
> So I'm talking with this group developing a secure distributed file
> system for medical records*, and the grant-giving organization I'm
> advising wants examples of other attempts at distributed file systems
> over the Web for comparison, and to make sure the PING group is not
> re-inventing the wheel.
> I'm sending them to Web DAV and XMLStorageSystem. What else is out
> there I should know about?
> -clay
> * http://www.chip.org/chip/research/projects_ping.html
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