Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:49 UTC, submitted by falko
Privacy, Security, Encryption "The goal of this howto is building a NFS server that works on an SSH tunnel. This way all traffic between your hosts and the file server is encrypted and thus more secure. Normally you should enter a password every time you try to establish a SSH connection but since we could be mounting at bootup we will use ssh-keygen to create a keypair so we can login without entering a password. We will, however, limit that login session to executing just 1 command."
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Why though ?
by darrenmoffat on Wed 27th Sep 2006 15:55 UTC
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Why do this when all it does it provide transport protection. It doesn't actually help with NFS authentication of end points.

NFS can already be secured using Kerberos, and whats more NFSv4 mandates it be implemented.

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