Distributed secure virtual file system using FUSE

Shin Tezuka, Akifumi Inoue, Ryuya Uda, Kenichi Okada

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In this paper, we describe the implementation and evaluation of the distributed secure file system based on FUSE. A tremendous amount of content is now saved on file servers. File servers and network storage can also easily be installed in small organizations by using operating systems such as Linux. However, the storage capacity of PCs that are generally used is also increasing due to low-priced hard disks. The surplus disk capacity of these PCs is also increasing rapidly especially for work and research. Therefore, we need to use these surplus disks effectively by using distributed preservation of files. Furthermore, administrators may also inadvertently contribute to information leakage and falsification. Therefore, it has recently become necessary to ensure not only user authentication and communication pathways but security within the medium used for storage. Therefore, we implemented and evaluated a system we called JIGFS, which accomplishes secure file management based on a public key for all users. It also distributes and saves file using common PCs, and efficiently uses surplus disk capacity and the communication band. As it is implemented using Filesystem in USErspace (FUSE), users can use it like a conventional file system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Sustainable Society on Ubiquitous Networks
Subtitle of host publicationThe 8th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society (I3E 2008), September 24-16, 2008, Tokyo, Japan
EditorsMakoto Oya, Ryuya Uda, Chizuko Yasunobu
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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