Re: [SLE] how to securely mount a remote filesystem via internet
From: Jon Nelson (jnelson-suse_at_jamponi.net)
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 07:48:48 -0600 (CST) To: "Heupink, Mourik Jan C." <Heupink@INTECH.UNU.EDU>
Short answer: use OpenVPN to create a VPN between the two computers and
use NFS over that. I recommend using OpenVPN in UDP mode and NFS in TCP
On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, Heupink, Mourik Jan C. wrote:
> dear list. :)
> This will probably be a very simple question, with a very obvious answer to
> all of you, but not to me.
> I would like to securely mount a (part of a) filesystem of another (suse)
> linux server via the internet. So that copying files to that certain mount
> point, actually means: copying that file to a server far away in another
> country. Clear..?
> I've done some searching, and these seem to be options:
> - nfs (seems to be unsafe (except when over vpn))
> - ssh (file transfer possible, but mounting as filesystem not)
> - lufs (enables you to mount ftp/ssh locations in filesystem, but requires
> kermnel recompile)
> So, what do you people here use? And what is the 'recommened' way to do
> this? BTW: i can do whatever I want also on the remote machine, it's 'my'
> machine, so any configuration is possible. And yes: both sides have very
> decent internet connections.
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