[rfc-dist] RFC 6641 on Using DNS SRV to Specify a Global File Namespace with NFS Version 4

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        RFC 6641

        Title:      Using DNS SRV to Specify 
                    a Global File Namespace with NFS 
                    Version 4 
        Author:     C. Everhart, W. Adamson,
                    J. Zhang
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2012
        Mailbox:    everhart at netapp.com, 
                    andros at netapp.com, 
                    jiayingz at google.com
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 24047
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nfsv4-federated-fs-dns-srv-namespace-13.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6641.txt

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]

This document is a product of the Network File System Version 4 Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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