Filing protocols are essential for the management and dissemination of shared information within computer systems. This is a survey of the current state of the art in filing protocols. Five popular filing protocols were selected and subjected to a rigorous comparison. FTAM, FTP, UNIX rep, XNS Filing, and NFS are compared in the following areas: exported interface, concurrency control, access control, error recovery, and performance. The coverage of background material includes a taxonomy and a brief history of filing protocols.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
File organization (Computer science); Computer network protocols
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
McFaul, R. Elayne, "Findings of a comparison of five filing protocols" (1991). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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