Svein Halvor Halvorsen
svein-freebsd-questions at theloosingend.net
Sat Nov 19 16:35:07 GMT 2005
* Lowell Gilbert [2005-11-19 08:58 -0500]
> Svein Halvor Halvorsen <svein-freebsd-questions at theloosingend.net> writes:
> > So I've got 1-6 working. This gived my a space efficient backup system,
> > remotely stored. As to pt. 7, I was thinking of using NFS, but since the
> > remote server is behind NAT, this seems unfeasible. So now what?
> > NFS over VPN? ggated/ggatec? Other solutions?
> Routing protocols aren't going to help. If you want to mount a
> filesystem remotely, you need some kind of network filesystem. NFS is
> the most common way to do this, but should only be used on secure
> networks (you should be able to make it traverse NAT okay, but if
> there's a NAT in the way I'll guess there's probably also a public
> internet). Running NFS over an encrypted VPN is an obvious idea; you
> might want to look at net/arla (AFS) as well. There is work on an
> ssh-based remote filesystem ("fuse"), but I don't know much about it
> yet, beyond the fact that the recent FreeBSD status report announced
> it ready for use.
Ok, thanks for the pointers. I will look into those. But how about GEOM
gate? Is that out of the questions? That is also unencrypted, but of this
is non-sensitive data. Is ggate feasible?
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