An Additional Use of NFSsec using krb5i
By user12615206 on Nov 16, 2005
Using NFSsec with krb5i method of security protection provides the security of Kerberos authentication and integrity checking of each NFS message transfered between client and server. This is certainly useful in guaranteeing that NFS data is not maliciously manipulated. This integrity checking can also be useful when using NFS over unreliable networks where data corruption may not be caught by the CRC checksum used by TCP. This happened in Sun some time ago where a busy server was connected to the network via a faulty switch and there were problems with a code build as a result. If NFSsec with krb5i had been used at that time there would not have been a problem with data corruption.