This document describes the administration protocol for a
federated file system 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 administration protocol as to be used with NFSv4 file servers
is an important component to providing enterprise usable federated
NFSv4 file systems. Combined with the NSDB Protocol for Federated
Filesystems, and NFSv4 protocols a complete solution is possible
and provides substantial utility.
Not only is the Federated FS Admin document complete, readable and
useful as a guide to implementation and interoperability, this has
been proven by at least two 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.
Spencer Shepler (email@example.com) is the document shepherd.
Martin Stiemerling (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.'