Re: Filesystem export...
On 17 Aug 2001 09:54:37 -0500
Michael Heldebrant <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 17 Aug 2001 11:26:26 +0300, Martin Fluch wrote:
> > Heips!
> > Is there a network filesystem existing for which a user space server
> > exists, which doesn't need root privileges to run, and which uses the TCP
> > protocol (and not the UDP)?
> > The situation is, that I want to mount parts of a filesystem on my
> > personal linux box. The filesystem I want to mount is from an other linux
> > box I can access only by SSH (the reason for that is, that my linux box is
> > connected to the network through a wireless lan, and for security reasosn
> > only a very small amount of ports to certain kind of computers are open).
> > I don't have root rights there, but I'm allowed to run a user space
> > server.
> > I've thought about nfs, but also if I alter the protmaper source such that
> > it will use an unprivileged port to listen to, there is still the problem,
> > that it needs the UDP protocol which I can't forward by SSH. Any other
> > options?
> There is a "very experimental" option for tcp based nfs in
> kernel-source-2.2.19 that isn't in the 2.4 stuff. I don't know if it's
> been abandoned or put back under the experimental radar. Perhaps some
> kernel-list archives would shed some light on it's ultimate fate.
Alternatively, it should be possible to set up an ssl tunnel which
would allow you using just anything. I guess this will require root
privileges, but I maybe for something like this the sysadm should be
willing to co-operate. I've never done that though.