Setting up network encryption in GlusterFS

Introduction GlusterFS has supported network encryption using TLS/SSL since GlusterFS-3.5. GlusterFS-3.5 supported encryption only on the I/O connections, ie. the connections between GlusterFS clients and servers. GlusterFS-3.6 introduced support for encrypting the manangement connections, the connections between GlusterDs within a trusted storage pool. When using network encryption, GlusterFS also uses TLS/SSL for authentication and authorization, in place of the home grown auth framework used for normal connections. Though encryption has been supported for quite some time, the number of users using it has been minimal.

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Time to renew this blog

It’s been more than 2 years since I last updated this blog. Lots of things have happened since then. When I did the last post, I was just 1 month into my first job at Gluster. Now, I’ve completed 2 years at Red Hat (Red Hat acquired Gluster btw). Then, I had no clue about what Gluster did anything. Now, I know of most of the guts of Gluster. Back then I had yet to install Arch Linux for the first time.

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