> Verily I say unto thee, that Lusotec spake thusly:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> | Google is to launch a service that would enable users to access
>>> | their personal computer from any internet connection
> Like ssh, or any one of a number of different services (vnc, nfs)
> tunnelled over ssh, for example?
>> Who would want to use a Internet based file system when a local file
>> system is at least an order of magnitude faster?!
> Well, I'd have a problem transporting my 10TB fileserver with me on the
> move, so remote access to that would be nice. Of course, I don't
> actually need Google for that.
Remote access is nice and a must for many scenarios but just imagine
accessing your 10TB at 2MB/s or worse *all the time*. That would be ... not
Of course, if the only thing needed to copy a big (e.g. 10G) file to another
user was to make a hard link (with copy on write) in a fraction of a
second, I would start warming up to a FS outside of my hands. All round
encryption would be a must, of course.