NFS (Network File System) is a distributed file system protocol that allows a user of a client computer to access files over a network in the same way as accessing local storage. Developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984, NFS has become the standard for file sharing on Unix and Linux systems.

Mechanics of NFS operation
NFS operates on a client-server model. The server hosts files and directories that are shared, and the client accesses these shares as if they were stored locally. NFS uses Remote Procedure Call (RPC), which allows the client to make requests to the server. This makes NFS a transparent and convenient solution for network file sharing.

Comparing NFS with traditional file sharing methods
Unlike traditional file sharing methods that require the use of physical storage devices or email attachments, NFS allows you to share files over the network in real time and work together on documents.

The role of NFS in data management
NFS plays an important role in data management, especially in environments where data sharing across multiple systems and networks is required. The protocol is a simple and effective solution for managing shared resources, allowing you to control access rights and maintain data consistency.

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