11.0 Protocols and Filr

The components in a Filr deployment use a number of different protocols to communicate and provide Filr services, as shown in Figure 11-1. The optional internal firewall is shown to facilitate the illustration of a separate (and also optional) DMZ network.

Figure 11-1 Protocols Used in Filr Installations



Workstations and devices running Filr software access Filr using REST protocols that facilitate authentication and other access requests.

Browsers use HTTPS to communicate with Filr.

Filr communicates with Novell file servers using NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) requests.

Filr communicates with Windows servers using the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol.

Other system protocols handle communication between Filr and the MySQL and Search appliances.