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Network File System (NFS) version 4 Protocol (RFC3530)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012311D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-30

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Shepler: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

The Network File System (NFS) version 4 is a distributed filesystem protocol which owes heritage to NFS protocol version 2, RFC 1094, and version 3, RFC 1813. Unlike earlier versions, the NFS version 4 protocol supports traditional file access while integrating support for file locking and the mount protocol. In addition, support for strong security (and its negotiation), compound operations, client caching, and internationalization have been added. Of course, attention has been applied to making NFS version 4 operate well in an Internet environment.

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Network Working Group                                         S. Shepler

Request for Comments: 3530                                  B. Callaghan

Obsoletes: 3010                                              D. Robinson

Category: Standards Track                                     R. Thurlow

                                                  Sun Microsystems, Inc.

                                                                C. Beame

                                                        Hummingbird Ltd.

                                                               M. Eisler

                                                               D. Noveck

                                                 Network Appliance, Inc.

                                                              April 2003

              Network File System (NFS) version 4 Protocol

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The Network File System (NFS) version 4 is a distributed filesystem

   protocol which owes heritage to NFS protocol version 2, RFC 1094, and

   version 3, RFC 1813.  Unlike earlier versions, the NFS version 4

   protocol supports traditional file access while integrating support

   for file locking and the mount protocol.  In addition, support for

   strong security (and its negotiation), compound operations, client

   caching, and internationalization have been added.  Of course,

   attention has been applied to making NFS version 4 operate well in an

   Internet environment.

   This document replaces RFC 3010 as the definition of the NFS version

   4 protocol.

Key Words

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Shepler, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3530                 NFS version 4 Protocol               April 2003

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