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AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks


AIX provides NFS server capability for WebNFS. Defined by Sun Microsystems, WebNFS is a simple extension of the NFS protocol that allows easier access to servers and clients through Internet firewalls.

A WebNFS-enhanced web browser can use an NFS universal resource locator (URL) to access data directly from the server. An example NFS URL is:


WebNFS works in tandem with existing web-based protocols to provide data to clients.

WebNFS also takes advantage of the scalability of NFS servers.

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