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Inside ENS node description

Nodes built by ENS are accessible as files in a NFS share, from whatever application, graphical or not, written in whatever language and using standard file system commands and operations.

Nodes mapping is summarized by the following table:

ENS Nodes

File System Mapping



File or Directory

Selection of File or Directory type depends on the nature of the Node.

Files are leaf ENS Nodes usually with content. Directories are ENS Nodes that have children.


File named “.value”

This “.value” File is put inside the Directory representing the ENS Node containing its Content/Value.

Table 2 – ENS Node to File System Mapping Summary