I recently installed wdfs and sshfs on my FreeBSD server + mounted a filesystem under each.
"df -k" and "tail -r" work great under sshfs. "df -k" doesn't work under wdfs (always shows 100% usage) and "tail -r" just hangs. sshfs also seems a little faster. Is all this normal? I figured webdav would handle "tail -r" better using HTTP's "Range" parameter, but I guess not. How does sshfs get to the end of a file so fast w/o doing a sequential read? What's the best way to mount a remote disk assuming I don't have root access on the target server? sshfs? wdfs? something else? I assume 'mount' is best if I do have root access. Specially interested in "random access" files like DBMs or MySQL/PostgreSQL files. Reason I ask: many hosting providers offer insane amounts of disk space for next to nothing, but they limit what you can do. By mounting the large disk, I can add virtual space to my more expensive dedicated server. It's slow, but useful when disk access speed is not an issue. -- We're just a Bunch Of Regular Guys, a collective group that's trying to understand and assimilate technology. We feel that resistance to new ideas and technology is unwise and ultimately futile. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"