Re: NFS comments

Marshall Rose (
Fri, 19 Dec 86 11:20:06 -0800

In the ISO world, you might consider doing FTAM instead. I think it meets
all of your objections, with the notable exception that it's going to be
a while before someone writes an ftam that really performs well. You can
get concurrency, committment and recovery (CCR) with FTAM for all the usual
updating and locking type of problems. Also, owing to its size, you probably
would need two protocols on a diskless workstation: a small netload protocol
(MAP has one), and then FTAM proper. For those of you interested in looking
at FTAM, I suggest you get a copy of parts 1 and 2 of the FTAM draft
international standard:

        ISO DIS 8571/1
        File Transfer, Access and Management (FTAM) Part 1: General Description

        ISO DIS 8571/2
        File Transfer, Access and Management (FTAM) Part 2: Virtual Filestore

As mentioned in one of the RFCs (I can't remember which), you can purchase
these from Omnicom, 703/281-1135. Part 1 will cost you $28, part 2 will cost
you $36.


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