Moose File System (MooseFS / MFS) is a fault tolerant, network distributed file system. It spreads data over several physical servers, which are visible to the user as one resource. For standard file operations MooseFS mounted with FUSE acts like other Unix-alike file systems: it has a hierarchical structure; it stores POSIX file attributes; and it supports special files, symbolic links, and hard links. Access to the file system can be limited based on IP address and/or password. It offers high reliability, since several copies of the data can be stored across separate computers. Capacity is dynamically expandable by attaching new computers or disks. Deleted files are retained for a configurable period of time (with a file system level "trash bin"). MooseFS supports coherent snapshots of files, even while the file is being written or accessed.
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.