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Benefit of NFS - response to Brad Miller's query

    Date: Wed, 5 Apr 89 14:21:49 EDT
    From: buff%pravda@gatech.edu (Richard Billington)

    A major benefit of NFS from the Symbolics side is that it allows you
    to have full versioning just like a LMFS. This is hacked in as numerc
    extentions on the unix end of things. It means that you can use a
    unix machine to store your system code, different versions of it,
    and patches just like a LMFS. This is NOT possible using IP

This is slightly misleading.  It's not the case that versioning is
impossible using TCP-FTP, it's just that the code to do it happens to be
part of the ILA-NFS software.  There's nothing inherent in the two
protocols that makes versioning possible in one and impossible in the