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Manual page for RFS(4)

rfs, RFS - remote file sharing

CONFIGURATION

options   RFS
options   VFSSTATS

AVAILABILITY

Available only with the RFS software installation option. Refer to [a manual with the abbreviation INSTALL] for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION

The Remote File Sharing service, or RFS, allows transparent resource sharing among hosts on a network. A resource can be a directory, the files contained in that directory, subdirectories, devices, and even named pipes. Resources are advertised as a local directory using the name services. Hosts can then mount these resources, and use them as they would a local file system. The host advertising the resource is a file server, the hosts mounting the resource are clients.

All file servers and clients on a network belong to an RFS domain, and are administered by the same RFS name server. A domain consists of the following:

The name server maintains a list of advertised resources, and passwords in use. The name server also provides name-to-resource mapping. This allows a client to mount an advertised resource by the resource name, without needing to know the name of the file server or the pathname of the directory.

FILES

/usr/nserve/rfmaster
hosts providing domain name service

SEE ALSO

clone.4 nit_buf.4m nit_pm.4m tcptli.4p timod.4 tirdwr.4 rfadmin.8 rfstart.8 rfudaemon.8 rmntstat.8

[a manual with the abbreviation ADMIN]


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