Despite reported squabbles over some Internet standards, Sun and Netscape will jointly push Sun's WebNFS as a speedier alternative to the HTTP 'net file-access protocol.
Netscape will incorporate WebNFS in future versions of its Communicator client software, due to ship in the first quarter of 1997, the company revealed last week.
WebNFS is an extension of Sun's Network File System. It transfers files across the World Wide Web as much as 10 times faster than the standard HTTP protocol or FTP, Sun officials said.
WebNFS cuts overhead and increases speed because, unlike HTTP, it serves up an entire Web page and its component parts in a single session, instead …