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Re: Status of RFC 1738 -- 'ftp' URI scheme

From: Mykyta Yevstifeyev <evnikita2@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 08:08:44 +0200
Message-ID: <4D22B96C.4050708@gmail.com>
To: Michael Wojcik <Michael.Wojcik@microfocus.com>
CC: URI <uri@w3.org>
Michael,

See my comment below.

03.01.2011 16:02, Michael Wojcik wrote:
>> From: uri-request@w3.org [mailto:uri-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
> Mykyta Yevstifeyev
>> Sent: Friday, 31 December, 2010 00:17
>> To: Ira McDonald
>> Cc: John Cowan; Charles Lindsey; URI
>> Currently, all of them (except afs, mailserver and tn3270) have
>> been specified or moved to Historic. ... So I think now it's time
>> to discuss if it should be moved to Historic either.
>>
>> Maybe (2) seems more acceptable for me. Has anyone seen the Andrew
>> File System wide-spread among the Internet? As I know, it was an
>> experimental effort of Carnegie Mellon University and I really do
>> not neither know any public-available resources hat can be
>> accessed by such a scheme nor clients for it.
> AFS is not just an experimental system, and not used just at CMU. It was
> used at a number of universities and businesses in production, and sold
> as a product by Transarc (now part of IBM). When I worked at IBM in the
> late '80s and early '90s we used it, for example.
>
> MIT's Project Athena ran a good-sized AFS cell. As far as I know it's
> still in use; MIT is still hosting pages about it.[1]
>
> OpenAFS [2] is available for several platforms, and is active. There
> were 35 messages on its announce list last year.
>
> Some casual searching suggests there are at least a few public AFS
> resources.
>
> I don't know whether there are any clients that support afs-scheme URLs.
That is the most important. If there is no interest of implementators, 
do we need such scheme. Moreover, if the scheme is Historic, that does 
not mean that it is *restricted* to be used. Historic status means that 
smth. is *not intended* to be used rather that forbidden. So there is 
more sense to move this scheme to historic rather than specify it.

Mykyta.
>
> [1] See for example http://ist.mit.edu/services/web/afs/about.
> [2] http://openafs.org/
>
>
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