Dynamic File Access in a Distributed Computer Network.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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This paper describes the design of a system for accessing files and other named objects in a distributed computer network. The system includes a set of mutually cooperating portable processes which, together with other processes which support user programs, can migrate dynamically between the computers of the network. Important features in the design include an efficient access method which minimizes dictionary searches to find a file when its location is unknown in advance and a robust recovery procedure that insures the integrity of the system should one or more of the processes or computers fail. Author
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