On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 10:20, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 03, 2004 at 09:08:35AM -0400, Grant Peel wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Happy belated Canada day to all my Cunuk bros :-) and an early happy 4th of
> > July all as well!
> > I have recently decided to use some extra disk space on one of my servers as
> > backup space. I have NF client and Servers running OK, but was wondering how
> > secure it really is.
> > In the nfsd setup, we specify what clients are allowed to connect, by simply
> > useing the host name.
> > So if in my nfsd configuration, I specify a host called 'ahab' for example,
> > how does the nfsd authenticate this host, and how secure is it?
> I am not certain, but I believe it simply checks the IP-address to see
> if a host is allowed to connect.
> As for security, NFS is well-known for *NOT* being secure.
> Do not use NFS over networks where you don't trust all the machines.
What should you use instead of NFS? I like the fact that I can open up a
window and throw some files to my server. Maybe, something can be
accessed through a firewall?
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