The operating system 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.