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Method to Improve Security and Manageability of NFS (Network File System) Export Lists

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030026D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-23

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article describes a method to improve manageability of NFS (Network File System) Exports list. The method delegates to end users and filesystem administrator the authority of managing the list of hosts that can access the filesystems. It also creates an abstraction layer so users can be associated to filesystems, instead of host names.