NFS, the Network File System, is a common method for sharing files over a network from a Unix host. In this blog, we’ll go over how to create NFS exports (i.e., shares) on a CentOS 8 host, as well as how to mount those exports from a Linux client.
NFS exports are supported on most Linux distributions, although the specific required packages may differ per your distro (e.g., CentOS/RHEL, Ubuntu, etc.). However, the overall workflow and methodology will be the same.
To start, you need a L…
In the File Systems Data Collector for StealthAUDIT, we collect various types of information about files and folders including permissions, file size, activity data, sensitive data, etc. One of the most important aspects of a file system resource (file, folder, or share) is “does that resource still exist”? While this might on the surface seem like one of the easiest things to collect, there was a range of mitigating factors that limited the accuracy in which we could report on this info…
Open Access or unrestricted file share access is an inevitable condition that exists in most, if not all, enterprise environments. Many organizations create ‘Open Shares’ to allow end-users an easy way to access resources.
What is an Open Share?
shares are open in the sense that access to them is unrestricted at both the
Share and NTFS levels, meaning most end users can access them. This is achieved
by the use of ‘Open Access Groups’ such as the built-in groups listed below: