Subject: Re: FH munging
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/24/1997 19:08:12
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 18:48:39 -0500
> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>

> I do not disagree that NFS security is low, however, without random
> generation numbers, it doesn't exist at all -- anyone on the internet
> can grab your files.
> Its all fine and well to say "Well, NFS is bad, so we should do
> nothing at all for it", but there are real users out there who care
> and don't like the "just @$(%*( 'em" attitude.
> Perry

As a practical matter, NFS is adequately secure if you keep it
protected behind a firewall, as most sites do these days.
This also avoids the performance costs of secure RPC, etc.