NFS version 4 Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (nfsv4 WG)
Last updated 1999-12-16
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NFS version 4 is a distributed file system protocol which owes heritage to NFS versions 2 [RFC1094] and 3 [RFC1813]. Unlike earlier versions, NFS version 4 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, and internationalization have been added. Of course, attention has been applied to making NFS version 4 operate well in an Internet environment


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