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A method for translation and foreign identity mapping of NFS V4 owner strings and principals, and a method of storage and retrieval of foreign identity mapping schema using IBM Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029983D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The Network Filesystem Version 4 protocol (NFS V4) requires that the owner and owner_group attributes of a file be represented as a "user@dns_domain" string format. The following will disclose an algorithm to perform the necessary identity mappings, as well as a reliable method to store and retrieve identity mapping data, needed to support NFS V4.