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JFS: A Secure Distributed File System for Network Computers


O'Connell, Marcus and Nixon, Paddy, JFS: A Secure Distributed File System for Network Computers, Proceedings, 25th EUROMICRO Conference (1999), 8-10 September 1999, Milan, Italy, pp. 450-457. ISBN 0-7695-0321-7 (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1109/EURMIC.1999.794813


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Distributed computing and systems software not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69399
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2011-05-23

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