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NFS (BS2000)

Network File System

Current version 3.0

The Network File System (NFS) is a standardized protocol which enables access to files via a TCP/IP network.

In comparison to file transfer, it considerably simplifies interoperability in an heterogeneous IT infrastructure as remote files which have to be accessed no longer have to be copied. File systems mounted with NFS can just as easily be accessed as local UNIX file systems.

The NFS (BS2000) implements this protocol for BS2000 systems.

With NFS (BS200/OSD) BS2000 users can

  • enable POSIX file systems or (as of POSIX A41) BS2000 files contained in bs2fs file systems for other systems or
  • access the files themselves which are in file systems enabled with NFS by other systems.