[dm-crypt] encrypt NFS

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri Oct 28 10:00:26 CEST 2011


Dependst on your threat model. You could tunnel unencrypted NFS over some
VPN tunnel (open VPN, e.g.).  You could do a network-block-device export,
whoch should be encryptable in the standard way.  You could export NFS with
a file in it and have that file contain an encrypted LUKS container that
gets loop-mounted on the target.  I am sure other options exist.

So ask yourself:

- What does the attacker have access to?
- What can the attacker do at the access point? (With regard to his 
  capabilities.)
- Does this need to be exported to one or several targets?
- Does the exporting host need access to the exported data?

Arno

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 07:09:19PM -0400, Gary Webster wrote:
> Thanks very much for the replies.
> That was going to be my next question:  Are there other practical ways to do
> this?
> 
> So, is ecryptfs no good, & are there any other options?
> 
> 
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Roscoe <eocsor at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > While I'm not confident of the quality, this would be one of the
> > places ecryptfs fits into.
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Gary Webster <webster at lexmark.com> wrote:
> > > Hello.
> > > Sorry if this is a FAQ.  I've done some searching, & didn't find anything
> > > concrete.
> > > How/Can I encrypt an NFS mount (from the client)?
> > > Thanks.
> > >
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