Do you know your storage protocols? Would you know a CIFS from a NFS? Take our storage protocols quiz and test your knowledge of networking protocols.

1. This is a protocol that lets programs make requests for files and services on remote computer on the Internet.
What is it?

2. This is an Internet Protocol-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities.
What is it?

3. This protocol is the simplest way to exchange files between computers on the Internet.
What is it?

4. This protocol is the basic communication language or protocol of the Internet.
What is it?

5. This protocol is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update files on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer.
What is it?

6. This is an Internet protocol-based storage networking technology.
What is it?

7. This is a technology for transmitting data between computer devices at data rates of up to 4 Gbps (and 10 Gbps in the near future).
What is it?

8. This protocol allows PCs to communicate with peripheral hardware, such as disk drives, tape drives and printers.
What is it?

How did you score?
6-8 correct: You're storage protocol prince
3-5 correct: You're a storage protocol punter
0-2 correct: You're a storage protocol pipsqueak

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This was first published in June 2007

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