JFS: A Secure Distributed File System for Network Computers

Marcus O'Connell, Paddy 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 publicationProceedings of the 25th EUROMICRO Conference
Subtitle of host publicationInformatics: Theory and Practice for the New Millennium
EditorsBob Werner
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0796503217
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event25th EUROMICRO Conference (EUROMICRO '99): Informatics: Theory and Practice for the New Millennium - Milan, Milan, Italy
Duration: 8 Sept 199910 Sept 1999


Conference25th EUROMICRO Conference (EUROMICRO '99)
Abbreviated titleEUROMICRO '99


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