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Free Software Magazine: Securing NFS

Nov 28, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wouter Verhelst)

"NFS is a network protocol with which many UNIX-administrators have a love/hate relationship. On the one hand, it's the ideal protocol if you need to export a filesystem from a UNIX-like system. On the other, it has a bit of a reputation of being insecure. Since a rogue system can just tell an NFS server that 'hey, I'm representing a user with UID 1000, please remove all the files in my home directory,' this reputation may not be totally undeserved.

"Or is it...?"

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