Development Tools for Direct Access File System Now Available

Tools to be Released at DAFS Developers' Conference, October 19-20

San Jose, CA - October 11, 2000 -- The DAFS Collaborative, an industry group established to specify and promote the Direct Access File System (DAFS) protocol, today announced the availability of a Software Developers' Kit (SDK), which will enable technology companies to integrate support for DAFS into their products. The initial version of the SDK will be distributed at the DAFS Developers Conference, to be held October 19-20 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

The SDK will assist in rapid implementation of client and server products based on the DAFS protocol. The Kit includes a protocol compiler, a protocol specification file, a DAFS packet generating library that supports an initial set of operations, and a demonstration program. Simple test programs will be available later this year.

The DAFS Developers Conference is a working meeting for current and prospective members of the Collaborative. In addition to receiving the SDK, attendees will receive status and roadmap updates on the DAFS initiative, and will have the opportunity to participate in Working Group sessions to review and refine the DAFS Specification. Attendance is free to all industry participants.

The conference agenda and registration information are available at www.DAFScollaborative.org.

"We are pleased to reach this important milestone in the development of the DAFS protocol," said Mitch Shults, director of Business Development for Intel's Fabric Component Division and co-chair of the Collaborative. "The SDK will enable members of the Collaborative to begin their own testing with the DAFS protocol, in parallel with our work to complete the protocol Specification." DAFS Collaborative Gains Momentum, Appoints Key Committee Chairs at Successful Inaugural Meeting.


AFS Protocol Spec v1.0

DAFS API Spec v1.0
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