Reference document

Org
Open Group
Pubnum
C702
Date
1998
Version
Title
X/Open Network File System (C702 Protocols for Inter-working: XNFS, Version 3W)

Applicability

XNFS includes the following standard NFS protocol specifications

  • RFC 3010 1989, NFS Network File System protocol specification
  • RFC 1014 1987, XDR External data representation standard
  • RFC 1057 1988, RPC Remote procedure call protocol specification

While XDR and RPC are written as general-purpose specifications, their primary use is in the context of NFS. The XNFS specification also defines a number of additional protocols concerned with network monitoring and management and other features. XNFS allows UNIX workstations to access and share files located on remote platforms without the need to download/upload them (i.e. it supports a virtual filestore).

X/Open intends to adopt IEEE P1003.1f when it becomes a standard. P1003.1f is a draft POSIX operating system API for network transparent file access (TFA).

Responsible Party

Name
NCIA/CES

Status

URI
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009629799/chap7.htm

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 1996-03-13 0.1
changed 2000-03-21 0.2
changed 2003-08-01 0.5
changed 2005-09-08 0.7
changed 2017-01-14 9-19 10.0
UUID
6a6bfb0c-0661-43f7-877d-6b2cf20154f4

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: