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Old 03-07-2003, 12:13 AM   #1
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Can I mount NFS over the Internet through secure tunnel???

Hi all. I'm new to this forum. It seems pretty neat.

I have a question which I hope someone can help me with. I want to share a file system over the Internet but I want to do it as securely as possible with minimum costs and maximum transperancy.

I am currently thinking of two options;

1. I can uses a site to site VPN and NFS to acomplish my task with a Linux box at either side. This is the no brainer method and I need to invest in a small firewall that will VPN to my main firewall. This way I can tunnel traffic and mount an NFS volume over a secure VPN tunnel between firewalls.

2. Can I connect from one Linux box to another through, say, SSH and then mount an NFS volume? This way I tunnel traffic over a secure tunnel created between Linux boxes.

I prefer method 2 but I am not sure if this is possible. How would I go about doing this. Does Linux have this capability?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Old 03-10-2003, 07:19 AM   #2
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Yup, sure does...

You have some choices...

ssh will allow you to make a remote port appear local so you can mount it as if were local.
sshd has this off by default in new releases. man sshd_config & man ssh for details

Or look at stunnel


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