On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
favor. NFS is not very secure by nature (except NFSv4).
hmm... just to but in, but the above is a common myth:
- whatever security problems NFS has, they are /not/ the fault of the
- connection authorisation/transport security are /not/ within the
remit of NFS, it is the /RPC/ layer which is responsible.
- NFSv4 is /not/ more secure than NFSv3. However, NFSv4 makes secure
RPC mechanisms mandatory. NB: NFSv3 will (should) be able to avail of
anyway, blame RPC and the lack of secure RPC mechs in glibc/linux -
not NFS, if authunix is the only mech available, then authunix is
all NFS can make use of.
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