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java io NAS folder access and protocol

P Chaudhari

Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 22
Hi All,

I have a java program which accesses a NAS folder using java.io.File object. As I found in internet many protocols are supported by by NAS devices. Can anybody tell me which one of it is used by java.io.File object while accessing the NAS folders.

# Network protocols used by NAS devices:

* UPnP
* rsync
* Unison

Looking forward for your answer.

Thanks and Regards
Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 8836

CIFS and NFS provide a way for an OS to mount a file system on a foreign machine as a local "drive". The configuration takes place at the OS level, so as far as Java is concerned, it is just another drive. java.io.File works with such resources.
Java can also access FTP, HTTP and SSH resources, but not through the File interface.

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