Disk File Systens[edit | edit source]

  • ADFS - Acorn's Advanced Disc filing system, successor to DFS.
  • BFS - the Be File System used on BeOS, occasionally misnamed as BeFS
  • DFS (Acorn) - Early Acorn file system used on BBC Micros
  • ext Extended file system, designed for Linux systems
  • ext2 -
  • ext3 - Journaling form of ext2.
  • FAT - File Allocation Table - MS-DOS file systen. Has
  • Files-11 - OpenVMS file system; also used on some PDP-11 systems; supports record-orientated files
  • HFS Designed for Macintoshes, successes MFS
  • HFS Plus - Updated version of HFS, used on newer Mac OS systems. Recent versions allow journaling.
  • HPFS - High Performance File System, used on OS/2
  • MFS (Mac) - Orignal Macintosh file system
  • NTFS - Used on Windows NT, Window 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems
  • NSS - Novell Storage Services. This is a new 64-bit journaling file system using a balanced tree algorithm. Used in NetWare versions 5.0-up and recently ported to Linux
  • OFS (Amiga)

Distrubated File Systems[edit | edit source]

  • Network File System (NFS (Unix)) originally from Sun Microsystems is the standard in UNIX-based networks. NFS may use Kerberos authentication and a client cache
  • Server Message Block (SMB) originally from IBM (but the most common version is modified heavily by Microsoft) is the standard in Windows-based networks. SMB is also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS) or Samba file system. SMB may use Kerberos authentication..

Sources[edit | edit source]

List of File Systems

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