[K12OSN] nfs-mounted home -- security?

Dan Young dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Thu Jun 8 15:20:19 UTC 2006

Rob Owens wrote:
> If /home is nfs-mounted, what's to stop somebody with
> a linux laptop from hooking up to the network,
> creating a local user with a UID of say, 510, and then
> accessing the /home files of whoever normally is
> assigned UID 510?

They don't call it "No F-ing Security" for nothing! ;-)

At least you could restrict the exported mount to the network or hosts
you control with something like:

NFSv4 was supposed to fix all that. Anybody do a non-trivial
implementation w/ it?

Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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