encryption on network

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Thu Jul 28 16:59:41 MDT 2011

The network traffic is not encrypted.

The SMB protocol does not provide any mechanism for encrypting traffic
between clients and servers.  The only good way to ensure that the traffic
is encrypted is to create a VPN and ensure that SMB traffic is always
contained within the VPN.


Chris -)-----

Dominic Dougherty wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Samba is used by one of our customers.  AIX servers and Windows xp server connect to this samba share.  This samba server is a AD member. Accesses to shares are restricted via domain groups.
> So, this is my question.
> Is the network traffic encrypted, if not, what are my options to encrypt network traffic.
> Dominic Dougherty

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