I have the need to implement a protocol which will function much like
NFS. I've read version 2 of the NFS protocol specification, and I
understand that it's the version that everyone uses. I know version 3
exists, and I'm working on getting my hands on a copy of that
But, before I start, I'd like to solicit opinions from the net. I'm
willing to summarize for the net if there is wide-spread interest
(otherwise I could e-mail a summary to anyone who would be interested).
I'm especially interested in opinions from people who have had an
opportunity to implement all or part of the NFS protocol.
Specifically, I would like to know:
1> What would you do to improve the protocol? Forgetting all about
backwards compatibility, would there be any specific functions that
you would add/remove/modify? How about the arguments used by the
2> What were the major problem areas you encountered in implementing
3> Are there any papers or other such documentation on this subject?
I have my own ideas on #1, but I'd like to hear what others have to
say, so I can avoid needless mistakes. Thanks in advance for your time.
Please note the Followup-To: line.
Mike van der Velden
Distributed Systems Laboratory, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan
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November 15, 1992