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Re: [suse-security] NFS - secure aternative
  • From: Michael Roth <Michael.Roth@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 17:13:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <3A81741D.BD78CB2F@xxxxxx>
Hello Rainer,

suse@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
> On 07:02-Feb:45, Armin Schöch wrote:
> >
> > > could someone tell me an alternative to NFS, which is safer?
> > > I search for an implementation authenticated not only over uid and gid.
> > > I think about DCE DFS, but there is'nt an implementation for linux yet.
> > > Have someone a hint or some experience in this case?
> >
> > What about ssh with scp to copy files. If you create keys and enter
> > them in the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys you can copy files without password
> > prompt. You have a secure authentification and can copy the files
> > crypted and compressed (with "scp -C").
>
> Performance is a problem. scp is wonderful, but by encrypting or compressing it
> wastes a lot of time. Encryption is not really needed in some intranets.
> So how could we use the tool and tell it to just plainly copy files after
> authentification without encryption? Anybody knows?

I don't look for another scp or rcp. What I want, is a distributed file
system.
Thank you,
Michael

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