[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Wed Aug 6 12:44:23 PDT 2008

"Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> writes:
> Once upon a time, running NFS in a LAN that wasn't controlled at the
> port level was basically openly inviting anyone that could plug into a
> wired port to have open access to all exported files, and I'm not sure
> that has fundamentally changed as to change it would be very difficult.

NFSv4 changes the security situation a bunch, but it is not widely
implemented and deployed. One can also use IPSec with NFSv3 --
appropriate IPSec policies will assure that you get reasonable
security, at the price of some performance because of the crypto.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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