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Re: Problems with root on network clients

On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 01:08:14PM -0400, Brad Allen wrote:
> erbenson> NFS is insecure, deal with it.
> Such as use something besides NFS that is secure; the options are thin
> and immature, but you may still look around because I have a feeling
> there may be a good match, if you're willing to sacrafice admin time
> to the task.  For instance, I'm curious if CODA has played this trick.
> They talk about distribution, security, etc.  Plus, administration of
> local disk caches could become really easy with CODA -- 4GB disk
> cache, now that's nice; it's as if you only really have one machine in
> some administrative senses.  Now, somebody tell me if I'm wrong.
> There is a whole page of Linux filesystems besides EXT2 and NFS out
> there someplace.  Find it and take a good research if you have the
> time.

If you're willing to invest the time to learn it properly, I recommend
AFS as a solution.  The linux port is a little immature, but coming
along surprisingly well.

See www.openafs.org for (not much) more information, and:
deb http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/openafs/debian packages/

for some preliminary packages.


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