Subject: Re: New submission: RFS
To: None <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/19/1999 03:02:26
On Mon, Oct 18, 1999 at 04:12:34PM -0500, wrote:
> I have completed an i386 implementation and testing of an additional network
> protocol for file sharing.  Its based on IBM's PWSI datastream
> (Programmable Workstation Streams Interface).  Its known as RFS
> (remote file system), but has no relation to the RFS that was created
> in 1984 (by Bell Labs, if I remember correctly).  IBM uses this protocol
> in their Client Access/400 product, which provides "network drive" support
> to windows (3.1, 9x) and OS/2, (as well as MacOS and AIX).
> RFS is akin to NFS: it plugs in at the vnode layer.  One of the differences
> between that of NFS is that RFS is state-ful.  It maintains a socket
> connection between that client and the mounted host

Out of interest, does your implementation include a server or
just a client for this protocol?