Network File System Version 4 security: Kerberos and LIPKEY mechanisms

Planning ahead for public key technology

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Sandeep Patil

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: April 26, 2006

Use the enriched security features of Network File System (NFS) Version 4 to pave your way to public key technology. In this article, you'll examine the NFS Version 4 built-in security schemes, and how to use the existing Kerberos authentication database in a LIPKEY security mechanism. You'll also find out how to take the first steps for a migration or extension from Kerberos to the LIPKEY security mechanism.

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