Clem Cole <clemc(a)ccc.com> wrote:
On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 1:51 PM, Arthur Krewat
Where does RFS (AT&T System III) fit in all
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.
for history on RFS if any.
David Arnovitz's work -- Dave worked for us at Masscomp in Atlanta
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.