Network File System

<networking, operating system> (NFS) A protocol developed by Sun Microsystems, and defined in RFC 1094, which allows a computer to access files over a network as if they were on its local disks.

This protocol has been incorporated in products by more than two hundred companies, and is now a de facto standard.

NFS is implemented using a connectionless protocol (UDP) in order to make it stateless.

See Nightmare File System, WebNFS.

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