Accession Number : ADA314483

Title :   AFS and the Web: Competitors or Collaborators?

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Satyanarayanan, M. ; Spasojevic, Mirjana

PDF Url : ADA314483

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The World-Wide Web and AFS represent two different approaches to the problem of large-scale information sharing. The goal of this paper is to critically compare these two mechanisms and to expose their relative strengths and weaknesses. Our comparison shows that the Web and AFS are not really competing technologies. Rather, they represent complementary technologies that may be used together for mutual advantage. We present real-life examples to confirm that this potential can indeed be realized in practice.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *INTERNET, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DATA MANAGEMENT, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER FILES, DATA LINKS, HYPERTEXT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE