Instructions For Exercise

This lesson demonstrates how you can interact with the provided NFS trace for the exercise in the next lesson.

Welcome to the NFS trace analysis exercise! Here, we include one sample trace from Ellard and Seltzer’s LISA '03 paper“New NFS Tracing Tools and Techniques for System Analysis” by Daniel Ellard and Margo Seltzer. LISA ’03, San Diego, California. An intricate, careful analysis of NFS done via passive tracing. By simply monitoring network traffic, the authors show how to derive a vast amount of file system understanding.: You can download it from here.

This trace represents one hour of NFS traffic to and from a given NFS server.

A sample is given below; it’s called ‘sample’. You can do some simple calculations over that first, to see if you are on the right track.

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