If the primary purpose is backup, why not just use Rsync?

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 4:33 PM, Lennart Sorensen via talk <talk@gtalug.org>

> 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
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