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A Universal File Server
September 1980 (vol. 6 no. 5)
pp. 450-453
A.D. Birrell, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
A file server is a utility provided in a computer connected via a local communications network to a number of other computer. File servers exist to preserve material for the benefit of client machines or systems. It is desirable for a file server to be able to support multiple file directory and access management systems, so that the designer of a client system retains the freedom to design the system that best suits him. For example, he may wish to use the rile server to support a predefimed directory structure or as a swapping disk. The paper explores the dedgn issues associated with such a file server and proposes some solutions.
Index Terms:
garbage collector, Access control, directory, distributed computing, file server, filing system
Citation:
A.D. Birrell, R.M. Needham, "A Universal File Server," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 450-453, Sept. 1980, doi:10.1109/TSE.1980.230493
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