Network File System


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Network File System

(networking, operating system)
(NFS) A protocol developed by Sun Microsystems, and defined in RFC 1094, which allows a computer to access files over a network as if they were on its local disks. This protocol has been incorporated in products by more than two hundred companies, and is now a de facto standard. NFS is implemented using a connectionless protocol (UDP) in order to make it stateless.

See Nightmare File System, WebNFS.
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Interoperability between Windows 2000-based systems and Unix environments is accomplished through the support of the widely used Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Network File System (NFS) and standards respectively.
IBRIX Fusion is network and protocol independent and can be exported over network file system (NFS), common internet file system (CIFS), or other industry standard protocols as a scalable network attached storage (NAS) solution.
Sun's highly reliable filers are optimized for peak network file system performance.
IBRIX Fusion is hardware, network, and protocol independent and can be deployed as either a host-installed cluster file system solution or exported over network file system (NFS), common internet file system (CIFS), or other industry standard protocols as a scalable network attached storage (NAS) solution.
The data comes across the LAN in either Network File System (NFS) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) format.
Figure 1 compares three file access methods: local file system access, network file system access, and DAFS access.
IBRIX Fusion is hardware, network, and protocol independent and can be deployed as either a host-installed cluster file system solution or exported over network file system (NFS) or common internet file system (CIFS) as a scalable network attached storage (NAS) solution.

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