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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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Request for Comments: 3530� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � B. Callaghan

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � 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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