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RFC 6641

"Using DNS SRV to Specify a Global File Namespace with NFS Version 4", June 2012

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
C. Everhart
W. Adamson
J. Zhang
Stream:
IETF
Source:
nfsv4 (tsv)

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Abstract

The NFS version 4 (NFSv4) protocol provides a mechanism for a collection of NFS file servers to collaborate in providing an organization-wide file namespace. The DNS SRV Resource Record (RR) allows a simple way for an organization to publish the root of its file system namespace, even to clients that might not be intimately associated with such an organization. The DNS SRV RR can be used to join these organization-wide file namespaces together to allow construction of a global, uniform NFS file namespace. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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