How to secure nmbd transactions?

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Wed Jul 6 21:00:12 MDT 2011

The nmbd daemon implements support for the NBT name service and portions of
the NBT datagram service.  It also provides support for the Browse Service.

All of those services were designed eons ago--back in the 80's--for local
networks.  In addition, all of those services are being phased out by Microsoft.

There's nothing really to secure, and attempting to design a system that
would provide security (one that Microsoft and other implementations are
unlikely to use) would seem to be a waste of time.

What is it you are hoping to make more secure?

Chris -)-----

Vijaya Upadhyaya K wrote:
> Greetings!
> Samba provides mechanisms to secure both SWAT and smbd transactions.
> What is the mechanism to be used for securing nmbd transactions? Any
> info/pointers in that direction would be of great help.
> Regards,
> Vijaya

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