NT1430 – Week 5 Essay Assignment
Network File Sharing
ITT Lathrop Campus Online Class
Many years ago, who would have ever have thought that sharing files through the network would be just as easy as say saving a file to a floppy disk, or to a flash drive, or to a CD-ROM. With network file sharing however, you can send the file over your network connection, instead of having to save the file to a storage device first and then personally hand delivering it, or sending it to the recipient. Some people try to file transferring with email, but emails have limited space for file sharing and are slow and cumbersome. File transfer protocols such as peer to peer (P2P) act as a client, and server. P2P allows larger transfers of file sharing, but does not use a central server like NFS (network file share) does.
File sharing helps administration because storing files in a centralized server allows only clients with permissions to access the files. Administrators can have the security of the files that may be needed for critical business systems but also allow employees access to the file and resources they need. It also makes the backup and recovery of such files easier when they are all in one place.
Storing files in a central server allows only clients with permissions for the files to access them. Furthermore, files can be encrypted to protect the information without the proper password and user rights access. File sharing is better than using an external device since, external devices can be lost, or stolen. Sharing a file through a network allows the encryption to protect the permissions of the file and the access to the file.
(NFS) also known as network file system, can be used over multiple operating systems such as UNIX operating systems. NFS is very secure for file sharing and is kept up to date. When transferring files using NFS you can be assured that your files are secure because of the built-in security that NFS incorporates. NFS continues to be...
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