Secure NFS/NIS (SNFS/SNIS): New Features

  • Version 1.53: Minor build fixes for Solaris.
  • Version 1.52: Improved security for debugging mode; use localhost, not server address, for binding in rpc_pcl.
  • Version 1.50: Implemented SNIS (Secure Network Information Service).
  • Version 1.49: Fixed build and configuration problems under Solaris, HP, and AIX.
  • Version 1.47: Fixed typo in TEMPLATE.in.
  • Version 1.46: Minor documentation changes.
  • Version 1.44: Minor changes to allow compilation under Compaq ccc compiler.
  • Version 1.42: Clarified license statements; reinstated parts of README.RPC. Removed -s option for installing fake-agent (for Slackware Linux).
  • Version 1.41: Fixed path in smount/sumount that caused problems in boot scripts. Added remark about improper /etc/hosts configuration to NFS/FAQ.
  • Version 1.40: Added strsep for systems that lack it.
  • Version 1.39: Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Version 1.37: Error code returned by snfsumount is now the umount error code, unless the -k option is given.
  • Version 1.35: Minor improvements to perl scripts.
  • Version 1.33: Patch to allow rpm builds on Mandrake (still requires minor edit of sec_rpc.spec).
  • Version 1.30: Support for building rpms under RedHat 8.0; snfspsrv --clean calls snfsumount -a and removes all host configuration files.
  • Version 1.29: By default, a unique NFSPROG (=MOUNTPROG+50000) is used for each host to prevent conflicts between interlaced mounts of directories from multiple hosts.
  • Version 1.28: Security and bug fixes; snfsmount/snfsumount -a option; new status program snfspsrv. User ~/.snfs directories were renamed to ~/.snfs-HOST.
  • Version 1.25: Fixed privileged port allocation problem for FreeBSD. New snfshost, snfsmount, and snfsumount; permissions fixed.
  • Version 1.24: snfsmount will restart a killed rpc_psrv process using the existing portmap entry, if KeepPortmap is set to yes (recommended setting).
  • Version 1.21: Security fixes; better diagnostics; fixed parsing bugs; user can now mount a filesystem not in /etc/fstab; added option to automatically retry ssh connection; default snfs id for RPM install changed to 87.
  • Version 1.17: Make user -> user the default. On linux systems, we recommend upgrading to util-linux-2.11r to prevent users from unmounting root-mounted filesystems that have the user option enabled.
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