How hard it is to configure Kerberos and nfs4?

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at
Wed Jul 28 13:09:41 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:05 AM, Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at> wrote:
>> 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?
> nfsv4 doesn't require kerberos.
> Kerberos is relatively difficult to install but not more than an smtp
> or imap server. There are many online howtos.

I'm trying to understand this issue a little better. Without kerberos,
how to make sure the nfs4 is secure? Is it more difficult to make sure
nfs4 secure without kerberos than with kerberos?


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