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Re: [suse-security] NFS - secure aternative
  • From: suse@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 16:55:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <20010207165557.L16947@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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?

Rainer

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