SoapFS: A Multiplatform File System

  • Víctor J. Sosa
  • Rodolfo Pazos
  • Juan G. González
  • Santos Cáceres
  • Laura Cruz
  • Mario Guillen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3981)


Distributed computer applications usually need processes that allow them to retrieve, store, and share data in a suitable way. As a consequence, file systems become a basic concern for these kinds of applications. Typical file systems have been designed on a computer network infrastructure whose communication and data exchange support is homogeneous. The Internet encourages the construction of file systems, which deal with heterogeneous computer platforms. This work presents SoapFS, a file system that is able to manage information in a heterogeneous environment such as the Internet. This is possible because it is based on technologies like RPC-XML and SOAP. This paper shows how a set of functions available in SoapFS allows the development of robust and heterogeneous distributed applications that involve remote data retrieval and storage. SoapFS shows competitive performance compared with popular file systems and it can connect different file systems working together like a one virtual file system.


File System Simple Object Access Protocol Common Object Request Broker Architecture Distribute File System File Server 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor J. Sosa
    • 1
  • Rodolfo Pazos
    • 1
  • Juan G. González
    • 1
  • Santos Cáceres
    • 1
  • Laura Cruz
    • 2
  • Mario Guillen
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico (CENIDET)CuernavacaMéxico
  2. 2.Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad MaderoCiudad MaderoMéxico

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