A specific instance of a distributed file system (DFS), developed at Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU), allowing multiple file systems to be shared between organizations and treated, at the user interface level, as one giant file system.
A system (not yet widely used) that allows you to work with files on a remote host as if you were working on your own host. For instance, FTP would not be required to get a file, you could simply copy it to your home directory.
A file service that joins the local file systems of several File Server machines. Files are stored (distributed) on different machines in the computer network but are accessible from all machines.
A distributed file system created in the Carnegie Mellon University Andrew Project, and later, a software product of Transarc Corporation, IBM, and OpenAFS. AFS distributes, stores, and joins files on networked computers. This distributed file system software makes it possible for users to access information located on any computer in a network.
A type of file system which is not dependent on any one computer to hold its files. With AFS, a user can login to any computer within the AFS environment and access his/her files, regardless of which computer actually stores the files. AFS is therefore a distributed file system.
One of several Network file systems. This one was developed at Carnegie Mellon University
Named after Andrew Carnegie, the Andrew File System was developed at Carnegie Mellon University as a document sharing business solution in partnership with IBM. For more information; http://www.transarc.com/Product/EFS/PDF/afsbroch.pdf
The Andrew File System (AFS) is a distributed networked file system developed by Carnegie Mellon University as part of the Andrew Project. It is named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon. Its primary use is in distributed computing.