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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Beginning with an overview of security threats in Linux environments, the volume addresses such topics as basic layered security, users and permissions, filesystems, networks and firewalls, networked filesystems and remote access, kernel security, and encryption.

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