NFS is a distributed computing file system that provides transparent access to remote file systems on heterogeneous networks. In this way, users can share files among PCs, workstations, mainframes, and supercomputers. As long as users are connected to the same network, the files appear as though they are on the user's desktop. The NFS environment features Kerberos V5 authentication, multithreading, the network lock manager, and the automounter.
NFS does not have programming facilities, so it is not covered in this guide. However, the specification for NFS is available through anonymous ftp at: