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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by Bringbackanonposting on Thu 28th Sep 2006 00:07 UTC in reply to "SSH-FS"
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There are stacks of ways to do the same thing here. The article is just a howto on one solution.
I have always tried to use NFS instead of SMB/CIFS and the others seeing as I am in a pure $nix network. But I would say the final straw was the strange problem I had where NFS would not allow the viewing of files and folders on server that were on a mounted filesystem off the exported tree. Eg. export /home/user. /home/user/other is a mounted fs (/dev/hdg1). From the client I can't see files in /home/user/other. Bizzar. SMB/CIFS can. I use CIFS everywhere now because it is easy to set up (easy to configure, PITA to install). All other network file systems are overkill to use in a small network. If I need secure remote access I use either hamachi or openvpn.

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