10.4. Networked File System

The Networked File System (NFS) was developed by Sun Microsystems and is licensed by almost every operating system vendor. It provides a mechanism for sharing files across a network. There have been three revisions of NFS. The first version was a Sun proprietary version that was never available to other vendors. The second version was released in 1984 and available for use by other vendors. Finally, a third version was released in 1994 that tried to address some of the performance issues in earlier versions.

10.4.1. General NFS issues

NFS is a client/server architecture, so obtaining good overall performance requires tuning both the client side and the server side. NFS is also very network-, filesystem-, and disk-intensive, ...

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