[K12OSN] NFS v3 and v4 and Secure Logins

Warren Togami warren at togami.com
Fri Dec 12 04:29:54 UTC 2008

R. Scott Belford wrote:
> Aloha
> It is my understanding, and it may be a superficial one, that a
> primary reason for moving away from LTSP4 and NFSv3 was security.  It
> seems like NBD and LDM promise speed and security, thus they are the
> foundation of LTSP5.  However, experience for me is showing that
> nfs-based thin-client deployments, such as with DRBL or the
> K12LTSPel5, are more satisfying for users with 'seasoned' hardware.
> Is it possible that something like NFSv4 would help to solve the
> packet-sniffing concerns, and isn't there a securely-wrapped GUI login
> method other than LDM?  Just wondering.

K12Linux uses NFS with LDM by default.  You can switch to NBD as an 
option, but it takes (a minimal amount) more work.

Warren Togami
wtogami at redhat.com

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