Network File System (NFS) Version 4 External Data Representation Standard (XDR) Description (RFC7531)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Mar-27
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T. Haynes: AUTHOR [+4]
This document contains the External Data Representation (XDR) [RFC4506] description of the NFSv4.0 protocol [RFC7530].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) T. Haynes, Ed. Request for Comments: 7531 Primary Data Category: Standards Track D. Noveck, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Dell March 2015
Network File System (NFS) Version 4 External Data Representation Standard (XDR) Description
The Network File System (NFS) version 4 protocol is a distributed file system protocol that owes its 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 has been added. Of course, attention has been applied to making NFS version 4 operate well in an Internet environment.
RFC 7530 formally obsoletes RFC 3530. This document, together with RFC 7530, replaces RFC 3530 as the definition of the NFS version 4 protocol.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
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Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7531.
Haynes & Noveck Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 7531 NFSv4 XDR March 2015
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