A CDE Definition
Network File System
(Network File System) The file sharing protocol in a Unix network. This de facto Unix standard, which is widely known as a "distributed file system," was developed by Sun. The name is somewhat misleading because NFS is not a disk file system that reads and writes the disk sectors, but enables the operating system to view files on computers in the network as if they were local. See file sharing protocol, file system and WebNFS.
Before/After Your Search Term
Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.