About remove nfs filesharing support

Trever Fischer tdfischer at fedoraproject.org
Wed Dec 29 00:55:26 GMT 2010

On Tuesday, December 28, 2010 07:45:09 pm Markus Slopianka wrote:
> Just for the  record: I'm totally in favor of removing NFS support.
> In its current form it's a security risk. root rights? No way!
> IIRC NFS is also no encrypted, making it easy to intercept file
> transmissions.
NFS can be encrypted with kerberos. Without kerberos, nfs is super easy to 
configure. Samba is (often) a huge headache to configure compared to nfs, but is 
a bit more secure.

Basically, quick, easy, and secure file sharing on Linux is broken. An 
alternative is needed, but I'm against removing NFS features.
> Unless no one of those people who wish the feature to stay actually fix its
> problems, it's better to remove it. They or someone else may re-add the
> feature in a secure way later.
> Marus
> On Tuesday 28 December 2010 15:06:13 Rodrigo Belém wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > 
> > I've been working on kubuntu team to update the samba file sharing
> > code and code is already in trunk :-) I have another patch that
> > updates the kdenetwork/filesharing, but it removes all the nfs code,
> > which needs root privileges. Are you ok with this change or do you
> > want keep the nfs support?
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Rodrigo Belem.

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