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2 Author(s)
Birrell, A.D. ; Xerox Palo Alto Research Center ; Needham, R.M.

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.

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SE-6 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 1980

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