Network File SystemNetwork File System
) is a protocol developed by Sun Microsystems
and defined in RFC 1094, a network file system
which allows a computer
to access files over a network as if they were on its local disks. NFS is implemented using a connectionless protocol (UDP
) in order to make it stateless.
"Network File System" is also often used as a generic term - see File system for other examples.
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