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    [SOLVED] NFS security


    Hello,

    I am interested in any documentation, links etc about NFS security also any tools, examples of commands to test vulnerability of my NFS server.

    I would appreciate if you could clarify this...

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    NFShowto is an excellent resource...
    You can also check iowait to test NFS performance..
    I'm not sure if NFS is secure enough if you are using outside the network (public).. you should be able to get the information from the NFShowto itself about the info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legolasthehansy View Post
    I'm not sure if NFS is secure enough if you are using outside the network (public).
    NFS is a nightmare as far as security is concerned. It is just not designed with peers you cannot trust (aka the Internet) in mind.
    It is fine as long as every connected machine is under your control, though.
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    Over the internet you're better off using SSHFS.

    And for internal networks, keep in mind that NFS uses UID's to permit/deny access to files and directories. Basically this means that you should use the same UID for each user on each of the connected machines.
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    I learned something new, thanks.
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