NFS Version 4.1 Update for Multi-Server Namespace

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (nfsv4 WG)
Authors David Noveck  , Chuck Lever 
Last updated 2020-10-02 (latest revision 2019-02-05)
Replaces draft-dnoveck-nfsv4-mv1-msns-update
Replaced by draft-ietf-nfsv4-rfc5661-msns-update
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This document presents necessary clarifications and corrections concerning features related to the use of attributes in NFSv4.1 related to file system location. These features include migration, which transfers responsibility for a file system from one server to another, and facilities to support trunking by allowing discovery of the set of network addresses to use to access a file system. This document updates RFC5661.


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