[TUHS] RFS was: Re: UNIX of choice these days?

Kevin Bowling kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Thu Sep 28 09:01:38 AEST 2017


RFS was long out by the time I started using *nix.  I do have media
for it for the 3B2s in my computer collection though.

What were the market forces or limitations that led to NFS prevailing?

Regards,

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 1:44 AM,  <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
> Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 1:51 PM, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:
>>
>> > Where does RFS (AT&T System III) fit in all of this?
>> >
>> Well it was not in PWB 3.0 - aka System III.
>
> It was in System V Release 3, thus the confusion.  Sun integrated it
> into SunOS 4.0 (IIRC) and then pulled it out around 4.1.something. It
> was for sure gone from 4.1.3 and 4.1.4.
>
>> > Just looking for history on RFS if any.
>> >
>> David Arnovitz's work -- Dave worked for us at Masscomp in Atlanta
>> afterwards.
>
> Interesting!  I never knew that he was involved with it. I don't think
> his name was on any of the USENIX papers.
>
> He and I grew up on the same street, and both sets of parents still
> live there.  He later (with Perry Flinn) went on to found Secureware
> and they did quite well for themselves in the 90s.
>
>> RFS was based on ideas Peter had used in Eighth Edition file system.  When
>> we did EFS @ Masscomp, Perry Flinn and I were both aware of Peter's work ...
>
> I briefly overlapped Perry at Georgia Tech. He was one of the three
> major developers of the Georgia Tech Software Tools Subsystem for Pr1me
> Computers that I later was involved with.  A very bright guy; no idea
> where he is now.
>
> Arnold
>



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