Secure NFS in a Hetrogeneous Environment Nicolas.Williams at
Tue Jun 4 12:39:50 EDT 2002

There's at least two Secure NFS server implementations: Sun's
and NetApps'; there may be others that I don't know of.

There's at least two Secure NFS client implementations: Sun's
and the University of Michigan's Linux port, the latter still
being under development and not yet in the Linux kernel 2.5
tree; again, there may be others I'm unaware of.

Ask your vendors...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Penney [mailto:penney at]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 11:37 AM
> To: kerberos at
> Subject: Secure NFS in a Hetrogeneous Environment
> Is it possible to use Secure NFS in a hetrogeneous envrionment using
> Solaris servers (or another vendor)?  We currently have Solaris,
> Linux, IRIX, AIX, and Unicos (Cray) at the moment.  We are running
> DCE/DFS, but want to migrate away from it given its end of life
> comming soon.
> OpenAFS is a possiblity, but we'd rather use NFS at the moment as
> support is fairly well defined (the vendor) and we wern't overly happy
> with DCE/DFS in the first place.
> My main question about Secure NFS is can we setup a Solaris box (or
> IRIX or AIX) to be an NFS file server and do Secure NFS to the other
> platforms.  It seems Solaris is, by far, the best NFS server in this
> regard.  Is that true?
>    Chris
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