NFS alternatives?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Tue Nov 10 22:59:14 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 03:50:56PM -0500, Giles Orr wrote:
> All of that sounds marvelous.  Is it actually happening?  According to
> this - - 2.6.x kernels support nfsv4.  But
> is  encryption implemented?  Is it automatic if both client and server
> support v4?  Has anyone used this and/or seen it in action?  I used to
> use NFS a lot, but its relative insecurity and clear-text transmission
> put me off.  I have less use for it now, but I'm still very
> interested.  Thanks.

Just be aware that NFSv4 is nothing like NFS (being v2 and v3).  It is
NFS in name only.  No compatibility, very very different setup, very
different requirements (kerberos and similar kind of stuff it seems).

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