According to the oracle of all that is TCP/IP (i am of course referring to "The TCP/IP Guide", its says that NFS is all three layers of the OSI model (Session through to Application) but if you are looking at the TCP/IP Model, then its just Application because within the TCP/IP Model it wraps the top three layers into a single Application Layer.
It also goes a step further into defining the different functions of NFS that fits in each of the 3 OSI layers;
Application Layer - NFS Procedures and Operations which are tasks that are carried out on the files over the network.
Presentation Layer - XDR (External DAta Representation) allows data types to be defined in a consistant manor.
Session Layer - RPC (Remote Procedure Call) used to implement client/server internetworking functionality.
Would a question be asked on the CCNA regarding which layer of the OSI model does NFS function? If so, I would still use application because I should use the highest layer at which a protocol functions?
Re: NFS - Network File System OSI layer
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