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  Using NFS for Networked Backups
Subject:   NFS for backups?
Date:   2003-03-15 12:39:42
From:   anonymous2
NFS for backups is one of the stupidest ideas I've heard, and someone doing this for a job should be fired.

- sends data unencrypted, anyone can spoof. Basically the same as if you gave anyone a readonly root access to all your computers.
- impossible to set up securely, if you give ANY write privileges, with a simple IP spoof attacker can delete/change anything
- no checksums, if errors occur in transfer, you're screwed.

A very simple workaround is to pipe the results of tar or dump or whatever into ssh. This solves the mentioned problems.

MfG shurdeek

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