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Administration Protocol for Federated File Systems (RFC7533) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241111D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Mar-27
Document File: 74 page(s) / 77K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Lentini: AUTHOR [+4]


A federated file system enables file access and namespace traversal in a uniform, secure, and consistent manner across multiple independent fileservers within an enterprise (and possibly across multiple enterprises) with reasonably good performance.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        J. Lentini Request for Comments: 7533                                        NetApp Category: Standards Track                                      R. Tewari ISSN: 2070-1721                                              IBM Almaden                                                            C. Lever, Ed.                                                       Oracle Corporation                                                               March 2015

            Administration Protocol for Federated File Systems


   This document describes the administration protocol for a federated    file system (FedFS) that enables file access and namespace traversal    across collections of independently administered fileservers.  The    protocol specifies a set of interfaces by which fileservers with    different administrators can form a fileserver federation that    provides a namespace composed of the file systems physically hosted    on and exported by the constituent fileservers.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Lentini, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7533        Admin Protocol for Federated File Systems     March 2015

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