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

Sai Pullabhotla sai.pullabhotla at jmethods.com
Fri Apr 15 07:13:00 MDT 2011

Thank you Mike and Giampaolo! I will give it a shot sometime.

Sai Pullabhotla

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Michael B Allen <ioplex at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:41 AM, Sai Pullabhotla
> <sai.pullabhotla at jmethods.com> wrote:
>> Can some one shed some light on whether or not jCIFS can be used over a
>> secure channel (perhaps IPSec)?
> Hello Sai,
> The CIFS protocol itself does not provide for encrypting data such as
> file streams (but it does provide for digital signatures and JCIFS
> uses signatures on all messages by default).
> Otherwise, how you encrypt / decrypt traffic would depend on the
> orientation of the client and server and the objective of encrypting
> communication. There is no standard method for encrypting CIFS
> communication that I know of. CIFS uses only TCP port 445 so any
> transport level encryption should work fine.
> Mike
> --
> Michael B Allen
> Java Active Directory Integration
> http://www.ioplex.com/

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