Uniform name space referrals with location independence

  • US 20050149528A1
  • Filed: 03/09/2005
  • Published: 07/07/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A computer-implemented method of accessing content in file systems, comprising steps of:

  • receiving, at a first location, a request for a file object;

    determining that the requested file object is not stored at the first location but that the first location stores, for the requested file object, a referral to a different location;

    creating, responsive to the determining step, a symbolic reference for the requested file object, the symbolic reference comprising an indicator and a key associated with the stored referral; and

    returning, as a response to the request, the symbolic reference, whereby a function at a receiver of the response is adapted for using the key, responsive to detecting the indicator in the response, to locate the requested file object.

View all claims

    Thank you for your feedback