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NFS Illustrated by Brent Callaghan

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Chapter 1. Introduction

The NFS™ protocol (hereafter simply called “NFS”) is a network protocol that makes files stored on a file server accessible to any computer on a network. In this book I describe not only the NFS protocol and its implementation, but other protocols that NFS depends on. The book is intended for people who are interested in a better understanding of the NFS protocol: developers interested in creating new NFS implementations or system administrators and users curious about how NFS works. For such a popular protocol, it is unusual that there are no books that describe it in detail. NFS is accorded a mention in many books that describe TCP/IP-based protocols, but there is no reference that provides a complete description of ...

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