[Gluster-users] GlusterFS Security Stunnel or alternative?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Mon Oct 26 09:05:52 UTC 2009

Jeffery Soo wrote:
> I'm using glusterfs 2.07 and I'm trying to secure it.  I'm using it on a 
> switch that is connected to the internet.
> I've tried using stunnel but it uses like 90% of CPU on both client and 
> server.  It also reduces throughput by 3-4x.
> Is there any better way or translator that will be available soon to 
> secure and encrypt the connection, or is glusterfs really meant to be 
> used only on a private internal switch?

I don't think there is any usable translator for that.

You can try running it over an IPsec or OpenVPN tunnel.

If you run glusterfs over internet, you might also consider enabling 
compression in the VPN tunnel; this could technically increase your 

Tomasz Chmielewski

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