B.14.8. DRBD and Security

In the following section, we provide answers to questions that are most frequently asked about DRBD and security.

Questions

  • B.14.8.1: Can I encrypt/compress the exchanged data?

  • B.14.8.2: Does DRBD do mutual node authentication?

Questions and Answers

B.14.8.1: Can I encrypt/compress the exchanged data?

Yes. But there is no option within DRBD to allow for this. You’ll need to leverage a VPN and the network layer should do the rest.

B.14.8.2: Does DRBD do mutual node authentication?

Yes, starting with DRBD 8 shared-secret mutual node authentication is supported.

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