[erlang-questions] servers for mountable remote file systems

Joe Armstrong <>
Fri Oct 14 10:30:15 CEST 2011


Hello,

I want to make a remote virtual device that I can mount on mac-os X/linux etc.

It seems like there are three alternatives

     a) webdav
     b) samba/smb
     c) NFS

I need an Erlang server that implements a virtual file system as a
back-end to the protocol
in question.

I can imagine emulating a large number of small files - the mounted
file system would appear to have a
large number of small files - but in fact these would not exist but be
emulated in the server.

Has anybody implemented servers for the above protocols in Erlang? or
do I have to start from
scratch? Is any of these protocols to be preferred over the others,
given that I want to emulate
a large number of small files. Is my list a) - c) complete are there
other protocols I should consider?

/Joe



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