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NSDB Protocol for Federated Filesystems

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Daniel Ellard , Craig Everhart , Renu Tewari , Manoj Naik
Last updated 2008-10-02 (Latest revision 2008-08-05)
Replaced by draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol
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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
Craig Everhart
Renu Tewari
Manoj Naik

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