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Preferable file server configurations

    Date: Wed, 30 Aug 89 15:26 EDT
    From: khs@stony-brook.scrc.symbolics.com (Kenneth H. Sinclair)

    The software distribution for the Symbolics UX400 (7.4 ECO #3)
    incorporates a new version of the NFS Client, which now uses Symbolics
    RPC instead of its own implementation (for improved performance), and is
    better at dealing with file versions and properties.  With this
    software, using a UNIX42 file server is quite reasonable, and we in fact
    recommend using a UNIX42 system as a SYS host.

Does it still require deciding whether a particular directory either has
all versioned files or pseudo-versioned files?  In ILA-NFS, one can
specify that a particular directory hierarchy should give an explicit
version number to all files, rather than putting no version number on
the newest version.  However, files that have versions on all copies are
difficult to deal with using Unix facilities, while files that have a
versionless copy are difficult for SCT to deal with.  Have you developed
a solution that allows Unix users (GNU Emacs users, in particular) to
edit files that SCT manages?