[TriLUG] Network file system.
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 09:12:56 -0400
I'll have to take a look at AFS tonight. Is there a AFS client for windoz?
This is what I would like to do. I have a company that is all spread out.
And I would like to use the internet as my LAN. VPN stuff. But I don't
have a vpn router at the moment. And haven't looked into VPN with linux
yet. I have people using FTP right now. Which is not very useful for what
I am trying to do. So I would like to set up a secure or somewhat secure
connection. Something that is easy to use for the users and fast.
We tried to set up a network using Win2k. It works but SMB across the
internet is SLOOW. Or atleast it was slow for us. We setup a VPN using
WIN2K and it was even slower....
So now that I have been using Linux as our main server I would like to try
to get the same services that I had with Win2k.
And the "file sharing" under linux is one of the things that I haven't been
able to get working as good as Win2k yet.
I would rather not use Samba across the internet because I would rather do
this the "Linux way" But if I have too, I will.
I am cheap so I don't want to pay for a seperate vpn router and all the
clients for that.
Sounds like AFS is a good choice.
Does kerberos just do authentication or does it do encryption also. Or do I
need to set up ssl or stunnel or something else?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Portzer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Network file system.
> On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Ben Simpson wrote:
> > Is there a network file system that is safe (or safer) to use than NFS?
> > 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).
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