[TUHS] NFS aka the guy who brought up SVr4 on Sun machines

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Wed Jan 11 06:33:57 AEST 2017


Reputed origins of SVR4:

>  From SunOS:
> ...
> NFS

And, sadly, NFS is still with us, having somehow upstaged Peter
Weinberger's RFS (R for remote) that appeared at the same time.
NFS allows one to add computers to a file system, but not to
combine the file systems of multiple computers, as RFS did
by mapping uids: NFS:RFS::LAN:WAN.

Doug


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