Using DNS SRV to Specify a Global File Name Space with NFS version 4
draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-dns-srv-namespace-12

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Internet-Draft                                                W. Adamson
Intended status: Standards Track                                  NetApp
Expires: September 1, 2012                                      J. Zhang
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                                                       February 29, 2012

  Using DNS SRV to Specify a Global File Name Space with NFS version 4
         draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-dns-srv-namespace-12.txt

Abstract

   The NFS version 4 protocol provides a mechanism for a collection of
   NFS file servers to collaborate in providing an organization-wide
   file name space.  The DNS SRV RR allows a simple way for an
   organization to publish the root of its filesystem name space, even
   to clients that might not be intimately associated with such an
   organization.  The DNS SRV RR can be used to join these organization-
   wide file name spaces together to allow construction of a global,
   uniform NFS file name space.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Requirements notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Use of SRV Resource Record in DNS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  Integration with Use of NFS Version 4  . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     4.1.  Globally-useful names: conventional mount point  . . . . .  6
     4.2.  Mount options  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.3.  Filesystem integration issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.4.  Multicast DNS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   5.  Where is this integration carried out? . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   8.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     8.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     8.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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