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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Secure user authentication for NFS using RPCSEC_GSS [0/6]
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On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 17:12, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> Hi Linus,
>
> The following set of 6 patches implements support for the RPCSEC_GSS
> security protocol (authentication only) and the Kerberos V5 security
> mechanism.

As a user and sysadmin, I've been waiting for this for a LONG time.
Standard NFS security/authentication sucks rocks. Without this NFS home
directory servers are just waiting to be ransacked by a rouge (or
compromised) root user on a client machine.

NFSv4 w/RPSEC_GSS is finally a native UNIX filesharing solution that I
don't have to be ashamed of when hanging with admins of those "other
OSes".

Dax

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