This report describes the design and implementation of a remote file access mechanism that has been added to Berkeley UNIX 4.2BSD. The mechanism allows for access to remote files in a manner transparent to the user. This is accomplished through the use of remote mounts. A remote mount allows portions of a foreign file system to appear locally accessible to a user. This mechanism allows the user to do any operation on the file as if the file were local to the user's machine. Some of the issues concerning remote file access are presented, and areas for future work are discussed.