File server

Hardware and software that together provide file-handling and storage functions for multiple users on a local area network.

The most common choices for file server software are Sun Microsystems' Network File System for Unix and Novell Netware for IBM PC compatibles.

There is also a version of NFS for PCs called PC-NFS.

Storing files on a file server saves having multiple copies stored on individual computers, thus economising on disk space and also makes administrating and updating the files easier.

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