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Do your Java applets and servlets need to read and write files stored on a server elsewhere in the network? If so, you need NFS, a fast file-access protocol that is destined to become a standard for file access over local area networks (LANS) and the Internet. Much of your data may already be stored on NFS servers, and now you can use NFS technology to read or write remote files directly from your Java program. Naming Files on a Network and Getting to Files with NFS Let's start at the beginning. The NFS protocol has been used for network file access since the advent of LANs in the early 1980s. Although the protocol is normally associated with Unix clients and servers, there are implementations available for almost every computing platform. The NFS protocol is normally built into the operating system on either the client or server side. This leads to solid performance an... (more)