[FoRK] Amazon S3 storage service

Elias Sinderson < elias at soe.ucsc.edu > on > Tue Mar 14 13:46:56 PST 2006

Luis Villa wrote:

>On 3/14/06, Elias Sinderson <elias at soe.ucsc.edu> wrote:
>>+1, in spite of the well-known caveats of network file systems and
>>distributed applications. I've long thought DAVfs addressed this area
>>very well...
>Does DAVfs do some sort of caching or something to minimize lag/disconnection issues?
Yeah, there are configuration options for the where (-d) and how much 
(-s) of caching.

>It seems to me that in many ways what you actually want is less a remote FS and more a remotely cached/sync'd FS that you can then use from multiple systems transparently.
Using a caching proxy, e.g. squid, for your LAN is a reasonable approach 
that has been very successful in addressing the issues you raise above.


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