Re: Distributing packages in small home LAN: Proxy server vs. Cache sharing
* Michael <email@example.com> [2007 Aug 27 20:50 -0500]:
> As for sshfs: Yes looks nice. Yet i see two arguable features. First, it's based on fuse and that needs special kernels IIRR so i would have additional dependencies. Second, who would need secure shell in a home or small office LAN at all ?
I installed the fuse package and it worked "out of the box" with the
stock Debian kernel. No additional dependencies were needed that I
On the LAN only it is probably a rather paranoid solution. But now I
can access my desktop files *anywhere* with my laptop. There is also
the bonus of X11 forwarding and a secure login using ONE port, ONE set
of keys, and ONE set of configuration files. Much cleaner, IMO.
> NFS has some security disadvantages but it's simple to install, use, and maintain.
> And it has additional security features which you can enable, too.
I was using a version of NFS that updates to mount on the laptop kept
breaking. I switched to the kernel NFS server on the desktop and that
all went away earlier this year. I had no further complaints about NFS
except that it was not secure to expose to the Internet.
Aren't choices grand? Thanks to these Debian lists I have learned more
than I ever thought possible.
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