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Re: replacement for NFS ?



On Sun, 19 Mar 2006 17:33:15 +0100
Martin Herweg <m.herweg@gmx.de> wrote:

> 
> I found another one:
> 
> shfs: (Secure) SHell FileSystem Linux kernel module

And sshfs and sfs, all packaged for Debian.


My understanding is that only NFSv4 and OpenAFS truly raise
security,due to their use of the network-centric security system
Kerberos: The system separates access control info not only from users
(as shadow does, and is hopefully mimiced in the LDAP setup) but also
from services - which is important for thin (and
half-thick/"intelligent") clients with login service on untrusted media.

I believe the difficult part of OpenAFS is setting up Kerberos, so that
will apply to NFSv4 as well.

Personally I favor OpenAFS due to its more MacOS (classic) like access
rules logic and support for flexible distributed storage pools. NFSv4
may be more interesting to SkoleLinux due to its better integration with
Windows.


 - Jonas

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