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Sun's Network File System (NFS) One of the first uses of distributed client/server computing was
 

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Sun's Network File System (NFS)
One of the first uses of distributed client/server computing was
in the realm of distributed file systems. In such an environment,
there are a number of client machines and one server (or a few);
the server stores the data on its disks, and clients request data
through well-formed protocol messages. Figure 44.1 depicts the
basic setup.
Client0
|
Client1--\ |
\ |
network-----Server+disks
/ |
Client2--/ |
|
Client3
Figure 44.1: 4 clients, 1 Server (with disks), and yes, a network
As you can see from the (ugly) picture, the server has the
disks; the clients communicate through the network to access

  

Source: Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi - Department of Computer Sciences, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences