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Title: Network File System (NFS) version 4 Protocol
Author(s): S. Shepler, B. Callaghan, D. Robinson, R. Thurlow,
C. Beame, M. Eisler, D. Noveck
Status: Standards Track
Date: April 2003
Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-nfsv4-rfc3010bis-05.txt
The Network File System (NFS) version 4 is a distributed filesystem
protocol which owes heritage to NFS protocol version 2, RFC 1094, and
version 3, RFC 1813. Unlike earlier versions, the NFS version 4
protocol supports traditional file access while integrating support
for file locking and the mount protocol. In addition, support for
strong security (and its negotiation), compound operations, client
caching, and internationalization have been added. Of course,
attention has been applied to making NFS version 4 operate well in an
This document replaces RFC 3010 as the definition of the NFS version 4
This document is a product of the Network File System Version 4
Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution
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