Namespace Database (NSDB) Protocol for Federated File Systems
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To: IETF-Announce Cc: RFC Editor , nfsv4 mailing list , nfsv4 chair Subject: Protocol Action: 'NSDB Protocol for Federated Filesystems' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol-15.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'NSDB Protocol for Federated Filesystems' (draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol-15.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Network File System Version 4 Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Martin Stiemerling and Wesley Eddy. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-protocol/
Technical Summary This document describes a filesystem 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 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. Working Group Summary The FedFS protocol as to be used with NFSv4 file servers is an important component to providing enterprise usable federated NFSv4 file systems. Combined with the Administration Protocol for Federated Filesystems, and NFSv4 protocols a complete solution is possible and provides substantial utility. Document Quality Not only is the NSDB Protocol for Federated Filesystems document complete, readable and useful as a guide to implementation and interoperability, this has been proven by prototype implementations that have been built by those authoring the document. This is an important culture of the NFSv4 working group and has become the norm of behavior for the work product generated by the working group. Personnel Spencer Shepler (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the document shepherd. Martin Stiemerling (email@example.com) is the responsible Area Director. RFC Editor Note 1. Please remove Daniel Ellard from the list of author 2. Add this text to Appendix A. Acknowledgments: 'Daniel Ellard contributed significant parts to this draft.'