Edward Flint


The Xerox Network System is composed of heterogeneous processors connected across a variety of transmission media A series of protocols is defined to describe the communication mechanisms between system elements. One of these protocols, the Filing Protocol, defines a general purpose file management system. Current implementations of the protocol, although derived from the Xerox specification, fall short of providing the interconnectivity between elements desired in a heterogeneous network system. The definition of an easily implemented protocol subset that provides the common file system functions of retrieval, storage, enumeration/location and deletion is derived from experiences with several implementations. This definition and an accompanying implementation document provide a mechanism to guide future implementations toward increased interconnectivity.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer network protocols; File organization (Computer science); Electronic data processing--Distributed processing

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Computer Science (GCCIS)


Miller, Leslie Jill

Advisor/Committee Member

Ellis, John

Advisor/Committee Member

Heliotis, James


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