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RestFS: Resources and Services are Filesystems, Too
Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works
  • Joseph P. Kaylor
  • Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago
  • George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
3-1-2011
Disciplines
Abstract

We have designed and implemented RestFS, a software frame-work that provides a uniform, configurable connector layerfor mapping remote web-based resources to local filesystem-based resources, recognizing the similarity between thesetwo types of resources. Such mappings enable programmaticaccess to a resource, as well as composition of two or moreresources, through the local operating system’s standardfilesystem application programming interface (API), script-able file-based command-line utilities, and inter-process com-munication (IPC) mechanisms. The framework supports au-tomatic and manual authentication. We include several ex-amples intended to show the utility and practicality of ourframework.

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Citation Information
Joseph P. Kaylor, Konstantin Läufer and George K. Thiruvathukal. "RestFS: Resources and Services are Filesystems, Too" (2011)
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