[TriLUG] Network file system.
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 08:47:08 -0400 (EDT)
On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Ben Simpson wrote:
> Is there a network file system that is safe (or safer) to use than NFS? And
> has anyone set that up in a real world enviornment?
What are your concerns about using NFS? NFS can be made somewhat safe
with appropriate firewalls. Depends on how your network is used though.
A more complex, but definitely more secure, system is AFS (see
http://www.openafs.org/ ). It relies on kerberos for security, instead
trusting the client by IP and UID, as NFS does.
Also, samba (the Windows-style SMB system) can be made reasonably secure.
Plenty of real-world environments use AFS (universities are the big
example) and Samba (thousands of companies).