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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OpenVPN is another option
by KenJackson on Wed 27th Sep 2006 18:17 UTC
KenJackson
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2005-07-18

This seems like good information, although SSH is being pressed into service as a VPN.

I already use NFS over an OpenVPN (http://openvpn.net/) connection. I believe it uses the same OpenSSL library as OpenSSH, so presumably the security should be similar. But OpenVPN gives me a more general VPN connection which is useful for other applications also.

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