Accession Number : ADA320624

Title :   Optimizing the Performance of a Network File System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 86-Sep 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Pressel, Daniel M.

PDF Url : ADA320624

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report summarizes conclusions drawn from work (primarily as a systems and network administrator) conducted by the author when he was still employed at the U.S. Army's Chemical Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CRDEC). It will discuss a number of considerations which can affect the performance of computer systems running a variant of Sun Microsystem's Network File System (NFS). Additionally, the potential for enhancements to the TCP/IP standard will also be raised. This report assumes that the reader already has some familiarity with NFS and, hopefully, some knowledge of networking using TCP/IP. It is hoped that this report will help other system and network administrators use NFS, while at the same time encouraging developers of NFS to come up with more robust implementations.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, OPTIMIZATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), COMPUTER FILES.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE