DFS As An Internet File System
Original Publication Date: 1998-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Distributed File System (DFS) is IBM's premiere file system for use in distributed environments. However, it requires that the customer deploy a complete Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), that is a Cell Directory Services (CDS) server and a DCE security server along with the DFS. These servers are not typically in the customer's environment and are required to be purchased. The invention here articulates how we can deploy DFS using components that will be typically found in the customer's environment and thereby streamline costs (not buying extra pieces) and administration (not deploying extra and different directory and security servers).