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Re: [suse-security] NFS - secure aternative
  • From: Michael Roth <Michael.Roth@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 17:04:51 +0100
  • Message-id: <3A817223.14E7CD1E@xxxxxx>
Hello Armin,

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").

This is good if you have some small files but I don't want to copy large
data files (> 100 MB) to hold them twice. I search for a distributed
system with an authentification routine.

For small data I use scp of course.
Thank you.


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