Offline Dirs

Mark Blackman mark at
Fri Sep 3 09:33:38 BST 2004

I think the Andrew file system provides some of this


On 3 Sep 2004, at 00:43, Bruce M Simpson wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 09:16:35PM +0100, Lee Brotherston wrote:
>> Just hoping to tap the collective knowledge pool for this.  I'm trying
>> to think of a way to have a directory that I can access as per usual 
>> on
>> a laptop when off-line or on a remote network, etc.  But that will 
>> sync
>> up with a samba or nfs share when sat on the home network (both 
>> versions
>> of the file will not change simultaneously so there is no need for
>> merging or anything, timestamps would suffice).
> Sounds like what Solaris' CacheFS does. However, we ain't got cachefs.
> There has been talk of merging FiST as a new stackable FS framework in 
> the
> 6-CURRENT lifetime which would offer cachefs-like possibilities.
> Mind you, Alfred has just merged a new autofs implementation in 
> Perhaps the combination of nfs, autofs and rsync may offer you a more
> comfortable solution.
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