The Xerox Network System is composed of heterogeneous processors connected across a variety of transmission media A series of protocols is defined to describe the communication mechanisms between system elements. One of these protocols, the Filing Protocol, defines a general purpose file management system. Current implementations of the protocol, although derived from the Xerox specification, fall short of providing the interconnectivity between elements desired in a heterogeneous network system. The definition of an easily implemented protocol subset that provides the common file system functions of retrieval, storage, enumeration/location and deletion is derived from experiences with several implementations. This definition and an accompanying implementation document provide a mechanism to guide future implementations toward increased interconnectivity.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer network protocols; File organization (Computer science); Electronic data processing--Distributed processing
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Miller, Leslie Jill
Flint, Edward, "A Study of the Xerox XNS Filing Protocol as Implemented on Several Heterogenous Systems" (1986). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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