OpenBSD Journal

y Encrypted NFS with OpenSSH and Linux

Contributed by Dengue on from the I-don't-even-have-my-copy-yet dept.

SysAdmin Magazine is running an article from their March issue: Encrypted NFS with OpenSSH and Linux . It's worth a read.

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  1. By jose nazario () on

    consider looking into afs. with OpenAFS , linux and win32 are supported both as clients and servers. other platforms are being worked on (including openbsd, mainly thanks to jim rees), but they're not yet production quality. (the cache manager is not available in a lot of places, as best as i can tell.) however, openbsd does ship with afs code from the arla project.

    anyhow, afs allows for secure access and encrypted transfers along with being scalable for the wide area. far less kookery than ssh pipes for NFS, and no need to open the firewall up for portmap and other rpc services.

  2. By niekze () on

    look at the ugly iptables & ipchains syntax :(

    thank you, pf for not being ugly :)

  3. By cell X () on

    I wish SysAdmin Magazine people would realize that openbsd comes with native IPSec abilities..just make tunnels and setup NFS..
    done deal.. =P

    1. By niekze () on

      but the article was for the lunix kids...

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        Ph34r - Phr335w4n 0n lun1X!

        1. By lowercase the 'S' () on

          FreeS/WAN is on of the worst IPsec-Implementation out there. It doesn't even have an SPD (security policy database). I'd dare calling FreeS/WAN an IPsec-Implementation.

      2. By Anonymous Coward () on


    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      But you have to realize that SysAdmin is a _journal_.
      That means that other people submit proposals and manuscripts to the editors.

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    A better alternative to tunneling NFS over SSH is just using SFS . SFS encrypts file system traffic, but also handles user authentication properly (unlike this suggestion).


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