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Oh my marketing, isn't this basically NFS?



No. NFS requires a continuously online connection and pulls the metadata over it, so you have to wait for `ls` and `stat`. Caching in NFS is quite limited, and of course its authentication and network-traversal problems are hard work to deal with.


NFS with selective offline caching and automatic re-syncing upon reconnetion. NFS never really did that. AFS and Coda kind of tried, I don't recall it working that well.

Plus all the other basic Dropbox features


A reasonable question - it was my initial reaction.

However, from what I recall of how NFS worked it didn't sync anything locally - if it was remote it stayed remote. This seems to be an interesting hybrid.




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