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Wikipedia: Network File System
Network File System
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Network File System (NFS) is a protocol developed by Sun Microsystems and defined in RFC 1094, 1813, 3010 and 3530, a network file system which allows a computer to access files over a network as if they were on its local disks.

NFS is strongly associated with UNIX systems, with server message block (SMB), a similar protocol, used to implement a network file system under Microsoft Windows.

"Network File System" is also often used as a generic term - see File system for other examples.

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