How hard it is to configure Kerberos and nfs4?

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at
Wed Jul 28 13:09:28 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 7:29 AM, Chan Chung Hang Christopher
<christopher.chan at> wrote:
> Peng Yu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I need to have nfs4 installed. I think that Kerberos is required to be
>> installed. I heard that Kerberos was hard to install. But I'm not sure
>> if it is hard to configure now. Could anybody that have any experience
>> on Kerberos and nfs4 comment on it?
> Kerberos is easy. Just use AD :-P.

What is AD?

> Getting NFS to use Kerberos is what is hard and all the other stuff you

Do you mean NFS by nfs4 only or nfs in general (all versions)? Do you
know why it is hard? Is getting nfs3 working with kerboros much easier
than getting nfs4 working with kerboros?

> need to do to ensure a single user database for all systems.


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