StyxLib is a .NET implementation of the Styx (9P2000) protocol for distributed systems. This protocol is used by Inferno and Plan9 OSes. It is similar to other network file systems like NFS and CIFS, but in 9P systems, files do not always represent real files on disk, but can instead be interfaces to physical devices or programs.
The J9P development framework is designed to ease the integration of legacy or non-9P services into 9P networks. Plan9 (and Inferno) introduced a paradigm for services in networked environments where every service is mapped to file operations in a virtual namespace that is published by the server that provides the service (either locally or remote). The J9P framework provides a generic 9P server that publishes such "virtual" namespaces to clients. J9P namespaces are defined in a configuration file and are assembled from directories (branches) and files (leaves).