SUN Microsystems’ NFS
The Network File System (NFS) was introduced by SUN Microsystems in 1985.
NFS is based upon a client-server architecture.
Clients communicate with stateless servers by remote procedure calls (synchronous requests).
NFS is layered upon several other protocols.
- UDP/IP and TCP/IP Protocols
- Extended Data Representation (XDR)
- Portmap (rpcbind) Protocol
- Mount Protocol
- NFS Protocol