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network transparency (networking)
A feature of an operating system
service which lets the user access a remote resource through a
without having to know if the resource is remote or
For example NFS
allow users to access remote files as if
they were local files.
network transparencyReading and/or writing to resources on the network (folders, files, printers, etc.) as if they were attached locally. Either built into the operating system or a separate file sharing component, network transparency implies that there is no additional effort required by the user or by the application to access a remote device than a local one. They all appear as one pool of resources. See file sharing protocol.