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Comparing NFS 2 and NFS 3 for secure authentication

Does NFS 3 provide a more secure authentication process when compared with NFS 2? There is a major difference between...

V2 and V3 in that V2 uses a 32-bit file handle for identification and V3 uses a 64-bit file handle. This provides a greater degree of uniqueness for the file identification that can be important in the security scheme. Other than that, I don't see any other major differences.

Randy Kerns
Evaluator Group, Inc.


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This was last published in April 2003

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Unlike NFS 2 which uses a 32-bit file handle, NFS 3 uses a 64-bit file handle, which I believe offers a more secure authentication scheme.