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Network File System Protocol

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ALSO CALLED: NFS, Distributed File System Protocol
DEFINITION: A distributed file system is a client/server-based applicationthat allows clients to access and process data storedon the server as if it were on their own computer. Whena user accesses a file on the server, the server sends the user a copyof the file, which is cached on the user's computer whilethe data is being processed and is then returned to the server.Ideally, a distributed file system organizes  … 

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