NSDB Protocol for Federated Filesystems

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Authors Daniel Ellard  , Craig Everhart  , Renu Tewari  , Manoj Naik 
Last updated 2008-10-02 (latest revision 2008-08-05)
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This document describes a file system federation protocol that enables file access and namespace traversal across collections of independently administered fileservers. The protocol specifies a set of interfaces by which fileservers and collections of fileservers with different administrators can form a fileserver federation that provides a namespace composed of the filesystems physically hosted on and exported by the constituent fileservers.


Daniel Ellard (ellard@netapp.com)
Craig Everhart (everhart@netapp.com)
Renu Tewari (tewarir@us.ibm.com)
Manoj Naik (manoj@almaden.ibm.com)

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