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    SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Secure network fileserving Linux <-> Linux
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    One possible solution might be samba, but I'd be lying if I asserted anything 
    about its security, I do know that it can be configured to operate entirely
    over SSL though.

    Fred

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    On Wednesday 05 September 2001 02:13 pm, Joseph Mathewson wrote:
    > Sorry to ask another annoying question so quickly after my SCSI problems,
    > but
    >
    > Does anyone know of/use a secure network filesharing system on a Linux
    > network? We currently have a room of about 10 machines, mostly Linux
    > clients (some MacOS X, soon to come Sun and HP-UX boxes) and servers (all
    > running Linux).
    >
    > For some time now, we've been using NFS for filesharing /home and have been
    > extremely concerned about security. All the clients in theory run the same
    > uids/gids, thanks to LDAP, but that doesn't stop someone plugging in an
    > unauthorized machine and merrily destroying everyone's home directories.
    >
    > Apparently some work was done to Kerberize various bits of NFS, and Sun
    > have a secure(r) implementation in Solaris.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a free (preferably easy :) way of secure Linux <->
    > Linux filesharing? Apologies if that seems like a flame, maybe I've missed
    > the obvious solution. (Preferably a solution that doesn't involve editing
    > /etc/exports to only allow connections from specified IPs, because if
    > someone was going to go to the length of destroying our data, they could
    > fake that. Similarly, MAC addresses.)
    >
    > Joe.
    >
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    > | Joseph Mathewson <joe@mathewson.co.uk> |
    >
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