LiteFS has many usage. Unlike other file-systems, LiteFS operate
completly with normal user process. There is no file system mount
involved, but it behaves like a file system.
LiteFS establish a file system relation between processes
and LiteFS back-ends. There are many back-ends available. They
offer the following services:
- Remote file system access access an encrypted link, even
if the remote server does not publish any network file system
- Administrative file systems. A good example of those are the
n/browse and n/printers pseudo file systems. The first lets
you browse the various servers and shares on the network
(and connect). The later lets you browse the printers
queues defines in /etc/printcap. You can even delete print
job using it.
- Access to the CD and Floppy on X terminals.