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Last modified: Friday, July 20, 2001 

Abbreviation of Network File System, a client/server application designed by Sun Microsystems that allows all network users to access shared files stored on computers of different types. NFS provides access to shared files through an interface called the Virtual File System (VFS) that runs on top of TCP/IP. Users can manipulate shared files as if they were stored locally on the user's own hard disk.

With NFS, computers connected to a network operate as clients while accessing remote files, and as servers while providing remote users access to local shared files. The NFS standards are publicly available and widely used.

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Networked File System Overview
Contains an introduction to NFS and links to several related RFCs. Also describes Remote Procedure Calls, procedures, and permission and access rights.

RFC 1094
Request for Comments document for the Network File System protocol specification.

RFC 1813
Request for Comments document for the NFS Version 3 protocol specification.

Sun's WebNFS - white paper
Describes WebNFS, a feature that eliminates the overheads in connecting to an NFS server. Also explains the issues that prompted WebNFS, explains server changes, compares NFS with file transfer protocols (HTTP and FTP), and describes the opportunity that WebNFS provides for Web browsers and Java programs.

WebNFS client specification RFC
Request for Comments document on the WebNFS client specification.

Yahoo!'s Network File System (NFS) page
Yahoo!'s directory of Network File System (NFS).

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