I supervise a couple of machines and still look for a
better all round solution concerning user management and network shares.
Ideally it should be:
- simple to (re)setup
- secure in sense of having HA features like supporting redundant servers
- there’s no downtime when one machine crashes
- a server can be updated/maintained without downtimes of the whole network
- stable for production use
- good performance / throughput
- ideally natively supported by the kernel, no haze with compiling, fixing, version conflicts
- secure in sense of that it should be difficult to break in
- Free of charge (no enterprise edition needed, no proprietary solution)
- Ideally users can be taken over from old passwd / NIS
I am using SuSE for quite a while but have not found appropriate solution.
Has anyone good experience and a 100% bullet proof solution for the use case?
- NFS3 and NIS that’s the way it works now, easy to setup, fast, well supported, insecure, no native redundancy
- AFS / Kerberos + LDAP, difficult to setup, lot to learn before starting, secure, redundancy support (but did not get it to work), lot’s to adapt in SuSE to make it work, inconsistent documentation, Debian is much more comfortable with regard to it
- NFS4 + Kerberos + LDAP, difficult to setup, fast, inconsistent documentation, no redundancy, Debian is much more comfortable with regard to it
- glusterfs, has all features I need, but immature, slow if modifed fuse module is not used
(conflicts with the one of SuSE), buggy
- Samba, slow, Windows is also supported, did not spend much time on it