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A distrbuted services program installed on each of a plurality of data processing systems in a network allows the processors to access data files distrbuted across the various nodes of the network.

Donavon W Johnson, Larry K Loucks, Charles H Sauer, Todd A Smith: Single system image uniquely defining an environment for each user in a data processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, March 19, 1991: US05001628 (143 worldwide citation)

These master system files define the system characteristics that a user at any node in the system can expect to have. The master system files are mounted remotely from each of the nodes of the system and a local copy of the master system files is kept locally reflecting the current contents of the m ...