NFS Protocol Specification

NFS Protocol Specification

Post by Mike van der Veld » Fri, 11 Sep 1992 17:34:09

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
    the protocol?

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.

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Mike van der Velden
Distributed Systems Laboratory, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan

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