Requirements for Federated File Systems
RFC 5716

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Subject: Document Action: 'Requirements for Federated File Systems' to Informational RFC

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Requirements for Federated File Systems '
   <draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-reqts-06.txt> as an Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Network File System Version 4 Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Lars Eggert and Magnus Westerlund.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Technical Summary

This document defines the functional requirements for a
federated file system and defines the related set of terms.
Even though this is a work product of the NFS version 4
working group, the requirements are defined in terms or for
utility with more than just the NFS version 4 protocol.

Working Group Summary

The definition of these requirements have received wide review
within the NFSv4 working group and have contributions from
those with implementation experience; this experience and
review have resulted in a well received document.

Document Quality

The overall document quality is high for this requirements
document. Given that it is intended as an Information RFC,
there is no direct implementation in support of the document
but it has received quality review and input.


Spencer Shepler ( was the Document Shepherd.
Lars Eggert ( reviewed the document for the IESG.