JFS: A Secure Distributed File System for Network Computers

Marcus O'Connell, Patrick Nixon

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    Network-centric computing aims to solve the problems associated with traditional client/server systems, namely the high performance requirements, and costly maintenance of, the computing resources. With the network-centric model, applications are stored on servers and downloaded to clients as required, where they are then executed locally. User data is saved back to the remote server-local user data is only temporary. However these applications lack a standard file system where they can store their data files. For instance, when these applications are run as Java applets in a web browser, they are prevented from accessing the local storage system by the Java environment. This paper proposes the Java File System (JFS), a distributed file system for use by these applications, which provides strong security and client/server heterogeneity
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0796503217
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1999
    EventProceedings, 25th EUROMICRO Conference (1999) - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …


    ConferenceProceedings, 25th EUROMICRO Conference (1999)
    Period1/01/99 → …


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