AFS at Stanford
AFS (short for Andrew File System) is an online disk storage system employed by universities, research institutions, and similar groups around the world for organizing and maintaining computer data. Every owner of a full service SUNetID is granted 2GB of disk space in AFS for storing web pages, text files, images, computer programs, email, and other forms of online information. The More about AFS page outlines some of the advantages Stanford receives by using AFS instead of other storage systems.
AFS for beginners
The AFS for beginners section gives you information about accessing your files in AFS, controlling who gets to see those files, how to ask for more disk space, and other things you'll need to know when starting out. In this section you'll learn how to:
- Access AFS
How to access AFS over the Web, log into shared UNIX workstations, put AFS onto a Mac or Windows desktop, transfer files into or out of AFS, and other procedures.
- Work in AFS
How to navigate AFS, set permissions, check your disk space, transfer files, and other essential operations.
Learning more about AFS
The Learning more about AFS section includes intermediate and advanced topics, commands, and information you'll find useful once you've mastered the basics.
AFS for system administrators
The AFS for system administrators section provides technical information about AFS architecture and platforms, how to build a secure web server, AFS and Kerberos installation kits, and other topics useful to people managing systems at Stanford. Much of this information is older, in text format, and is not updated. It is presented for reference purposes only.