Chapter 22. NFS: Sharing Filesystems

The NFS (Network Filesystem) protocol, a de facto standard originally developed by Sun Microsystems, allows a server to share selected local directory hierarchies (page 967) with client systems on a heterogeneous network. NFS runs on UNIX, DOS, Windows, VMS, Linux, and more. Files on the remote computer (the fileserver) appear as if they are present on the local system (the client). The physical location of a file is irrelevant to an NFS user.

NFS reduces storage ...

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