[jcifs] Can jCIFS be used to work over a secure tunnel?

Sai Pullabhotla sai.pullabhotla at jmethods.com
Wed Apr 13 09:13:01 MDT 2011

Thanks Giampaolo, for the reply.

I personally do not have much experience with the IPSec, I'm just a
Java programmer. I was asked to find out if jCIFS can be used over a
secure channel. I read somewhere that IPSec could the trick (because
it works at the lower layers of the TCP stack, rather than the
application layer), but I'm not aware of what setup it requires on the
server and the clients. My little research on the Internet revealed
that the Client system and Server system require some configuration
changes for IPSec to work. Is this correct? I also read some posts on
the Internet where some people were using SSH tunnels. I think this
also requires special configuration/apps on server and client systems.
At this point, I'm trying to determine if any one has successfully
used jCIFS over IPSec or any other secure channel. Eventually, I will
have to try this out, but if some one already tried this, I'm curious
to know the results.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Sai Pullabhotla

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Giampaolo Tomassoni
<Giampaolo at tomassoni.biz> wrote:
> > From: jcifs-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:jcifs-bounces at lists.samba.org]
> On Behalf Of Sai Pullabhotla
> >
> > Can some one shed some light on whether or not jCIFS can
> > be used over a secure channel (perhaps IPSec)?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Sai Pullabhotla
> jCIFS uses IP packets. Mostly TCP/IP ones. As long as these can get through
> an IPSEC channel I don't see why it should't work.
> What is the matter? Are you having troubles with jCIFS-over-IPSEC?
> Giampaolo

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