Keith Miller


As the Internet grows and users become more mobile, they will need to be able to access from remote locations all of the same things that they use in their offices. Some users accomplish this by taking everything with them, in the form of high-priced, high-powered laptop computers. Another solution is to use Internet-based services to deliver all of these same things to the user. This thesis and its related project address a Java-based File System Service that uses a combination of local and remote servers, as well as LANs and WANs (including the Internet) to provide users with access to their files regardless of where the user logs in; across the room, across town, across the country or around the world. In the process, this thesis will explore many topics related to wide area file system design including transport issues, file and directory caching, authentication and authorization.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Software compatibility; Portable computing; Application software porting; Java (Computer program language)

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Department, Program, or Center

Computer Engineering (KGCOE)


Shaaban, Muhammad

Advisor/Committee Member

Czernikowski, Roy


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