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Accessing files in an internet - The Jade file systemJade is a new distribution file system that provides a uniform way to name and access files in an internet environment. It makes two important contributions. First, Jade is a logical system that integrates a heterogeneous collection of existing file systems, where heterogeneous means that the underlying file systems support different file access protocols. Jade is designed under the restriction that the underlying file system may not be modified. Second, rather than providing a global name space, Jade permits each user to define a private name space. These private name spaces support two novel features: they allow multiple file systems to be mounted under one directory, and they allow one logical name space to mount other logical name spaces. A prototype of the Jade File System was implemented on Sun Workstations running Unix. It consists of interfaces to the Unix file system, the Sun Network File System, the Andrew File System, and FTP. This paper motivates Jade's design, highlights several aspects of its implementation, and illustrates applications that can take advantage of its features.
Document ID
19940033638
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Rao, Herman C. (AT&T Bell Labs. Murray Hill, CA, United States)
Peterson, Larry L. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
Volume: 19
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0098-5589
Subject Category
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF NCR-90-05028
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF CCR-88-11423
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC2-561
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Public
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