[TUHS] The origin of /home

Jon Forrest nobozo at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 00:18:48 AEST 2018

Another reason why the home directory part of /usr was made into
/home is because after doing so, it was possible to mount /usr
read-only, and supply it from a server. This was the so-called
"dataless" method. I wrote a short email message summarizing
what we were doing with this in UC Berkeley Comp. Sci., and mentioning
a paper I had written describing how to create a "dataless"
environment for DEC's OSF1 operating system (see

Jon Forrest

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