If the primary purpose is backup, why not just use Rsync?
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 4:33 PM, Lennart Sorensen via talk <email@example.com> wrote: > On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 03:25:49PM -0500, Giles Orr via talk wrote: > > I used to use NFS back in 2000 - back when we still thought unsecured > local > > services were okay. And I loved it - it was slow, but very useful. So > I'd > > like to start using it again, but I want it secured. Apparently NFSv4 > > "mandates strong security" (according to Wikipedia): does that mean for > > authentication, or encryption of files "in flight," or both? And I keep > > seeing it mentioned with Kerberos: I've been researching Kerberos a bit > and > > that really looks like something I'd rather NOT have to set up. Is it > > possible to run NFSv4 without Kerberos? Pointers to recent, good > tutorials > > would also be deeply appreciated. > > > > I'm using Fedora 27 and Debian (stable or testing) on the clients. You > can > > stomp me if you like for my plan to use a Raspberry Pi as the server - > I'm > > not looking for speed as this will mostly be for backups. I'd probably > use > > Raspbian unless there's a compelling reason to use one of the other Pi > > distros. Of course if this will really need more memory than the Pi has, > > that's another issue ... > > My understanding of NFSv4 is that it is not NFS. It is something new > and complicated that is way beyond what previous NFS versions did. > Sure it's called NFS, but it's different. > > I too looked at it, got to kerberos, and then went the other direction. > > NFS before v4 were invented at SUN. NFS v4 was done by the IETF. It was > based on ideas from AFS and SMB/CIFS. > > I found something that seems to indicate it is possible to make NFSv4 > run without kerberos and all that: > https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2017/10/msg00476.html > > -- > Len Sorensen > --- > Talk Mailing List > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://gtalug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk >
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