On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 12:53 -0700, Gordon Messmer wrote:
I don't know all of the details of NFSv4's new permission system, but I
understand that it can use Kerberos as part of its access control. It
may be possible at some point in the future, when NFSv4 and Kerberos are
both more widely deployed to provide support for NFS in users' file
managers, but right now there's no need for it.
Other than those of us who'd like to use NFS because it's native to *ix
and damn faster than SMB?
I don't know if you read any of the previous discussion... I'm not
suggesting that we replace NFS with SMB wholesale. The only point I'm
trying to make is that it's silly to try to support NFS in desktop file
managers. NFS servers don't announce themselves like SMB servers do,
which is a significant disadvantage, and accessing NFS directly through
a desktop file manager (rather than mounting the share, as root)
necessitates a complete lack of security on the NFS share.
NFS is a fine protocol for trusted networks, but it's not designed to be
accessed by users, through desktop file managers.