What is NFS?

Network File System

Network File System (NFS) is a file system protocol allowing files to be accessed across a computer network in the same way as local storage.

Through this client/server system, users can view, store and update files on a remote computer as though they were on the user’s own computer.

Name of Technology:

Network File System

Year Introduced:


Invented by :

Sun Microsystems

Open Source or Proprietary:


Main technology category:

File system protocol



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