Lesson 6

Date: 2/22/2017
Network File System (NFS)
Linux System Administration


NFS and RPC
  • NFS utilizes Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) layer for server -- client communications.

  • Marshalling - Packaging arguments in XDR (eXternal Data Representation) format.

  • XDR format is platform independent

  • RPC allows applications on one host to call procedures (functions) on the other remote host

  • RPC allows a server to respond to more than one version of a protocol at the same time (NFS 3 or NFS 2).



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