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Tool and Usage

The nfsshell utility provides user level access to an NFS server over UDP or TCP. It can be useful for pentesters during a security assessment.

Why this tool?

Tools like this are typically used to manually check security problems with NFS. It can provide more details about an NFS server and the resources it has available.

How it works

This tool can connect via UDP or TCP to an NFS server. It supports source routing and secure mounts via privileged ports.

Background information

nfsshell is originally released by Leendert van Doorn. Later it was updated by Michael Brown to support NFSv3.

Usage and audience

nfsshell is commonly used for application security or storage security testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Nfsshell is under development by Leendert van Doorn. This project is currently maintained by Michael Brown.

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LicenseBSD 3-clause

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This tool is categorized as a NFS security testing tool.

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