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Implementation Guide for Referrals in NFSv4

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (nfsv4 WG)
Expired & archived
Authors David Noveck , Rodney Burnett
Last updated 2005-07-08
Replaces draft-noveck-nfsv4-referrals
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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RFC3530 describes a migration feature using the NFS4ERR_MOVED error code and the fs_locations attribute. The description focuses on the case of migration (i.e. relocation) of a file system already known to the client. The simpler limiting case in a which a file system not previously known to the client was located elsewhere, which we here call a referral, was not clearly described. Because of this and also because of some inconsistencies and ambiguities in the text of RFC3530, there has been confusion about how the client and server should interact in performing a referral. This document provides a guide to the implementation of referrals, and in so doing, addresses the relevant problems in RFC3530.


David Noveck
Rodney Burnett

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