Essay on NFS on a Local Network

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NFS on a Local Network
Linux Networking

NFS or file sharing on a local network (LAN) the difference is that NTFS is Network File System while NFS is simply Windows NT file system. The key differences between the two is that NTFS uses client server architecture and layered approach.
What are the advantages of using NTFS?
Log file and checkpoint consistency checks
Automatic bad cluster management
Transactional NTFS
File names stored in Unicode and 8.3 DOS format
Alternate data streams
Encrypted file system(EFS)
File and folder permissions
Disk quotas
Shrinkable/extendable partitions and volumes
Volume mount points
Symbolic links
Sparse files
These are just for NTFS, as you can see there are tremendous advantages for using NTFS you have your DOS format within the NTFS plus Unicode where names are stored. Compression is a key within the NTFS along with your disk quotas that also offer shrinkable/extendable partitions and volumes along with volume mount points. Winding up NTFS are your symbolic links and sparse file.
What is bad cluster management?
One is a bad cluster file which is a part of NTFS systems, this is an automatic feature of NTFS, and this feature keeps track of all of the clusters that are considered unusable by this particular file system. Now when an operating system detects a cluster that cannot be trusted as stored data, the cluster’s identification is automatically added to the particular file in question. Now if the bad cluster is currently used by a folder or a certain file this bad cluster is then moved to a different cluster by the operating system, this move is totally unseen by the user and there is no need for user intervention. This is just a part of the NTFS system, there are many, many other attributes that the NTFS performs in addition to the bad cluster NTFS gives standard permission to files to perform these duties:
List folder contents
Read& execute
Full control
File sharing is a frequently used network service and therefore has many crucial factors that must be considered when choosing a network operating system. Now Microsoft did built the Windows 2000 Server OS from the ground up to be an integrated, multipurpose operating system. This system was designed to respond to customer demands for a more sophisticated but easy to manage file in regards to print services, and for different Web and media content along with file and print information sharing that meets exponential growth requirements for storage. Because of NTFS open architecture opens the door for third party developers to offer additional services or functionality in response to the ever changing demand that businesses need. Some good examples of the benefit of NTFS is the reduced cost. The advantage of remote storage is the lower secondary cost that also keeps data available when needed. Also removable storage helps to reduce cost by letting many different client applications to share local libraries and tape and disk drives while making sure that client applications do not corrupt each other’s data. Another feature is manageability, this is a much improved NTFS file system, which is a distributed file system (DFS)
There are no sources in the current document.) plus an indexing Service which make it easier to find and access files across ever expanding networks. With new interfaces operating systems are not only easier to manage but also make it simpler to connect or interface with printers this makes it easier for administrators and end users to configure and manage printing needs Another feature of NTFS is the scalability, the Windows 2000 NTFS version 5 file system and the storage subsystems, this lets users efficiently store large quantities of very large data/files. Now NTFS has a limited scalability in comparison to NFS which is a simple file sharing meaning that NTFS supports fewer processors when compared to the NFS. File sharing with NFS…