Jan 242008

Network File System (NFS) security in Sun Solaris can be enhanced by restricting the source ports for the client connections for NFS to be only privileged ports. The privileged port range is from 512 to 1023. Enabling this security feature for NFS in solaris, checks if the source ports from the clients from privilege ports. This prevents malicious users from gaining access to files exported/shared by the NFS server by preventing custom RPC based scripts or applications being used on unprivileged ports.

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