What linux lacks most - a decent remote fs

Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak mjc at avtechpulse.com
Wed Mar 26 13:09:09 UTC 2008

Neal Becker wrote:
> I used unix/linux for many years.  In the past we've used nfs.  But nfsv3
> has no (useful) authentication.  Anyone can setup a rogue machine and
> pretend to be any uid/gid.
> I understand that nfsv4 was supposed to fix that.  Looking at the docs I
> could find, it appears I'll never live long enough to understand how to set
> that up, and I haven't yet found the idiot's guide to setting up nfsv4 with
> authentication.
> For now I'm using cifs.  That's pretty sad.
> I've glanced at afs, but there's no Fedora package.

Mmm... I dream of an easy-to-use remote fs with automagical local caching...

- Mike

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