encryption on network
jra at samba.org
Thu Jul 28 18:14:35 MDT 2011
On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:08:04PM -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 05:59:41PM -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> >> The network traffic is not encrypted.
> >> The SMB protocol does not provide any mechanism for encrypting traffic
> >> between clients and servers.
> > As shipped by Microsoft :-). The UNIX extensions to SMB allow
> > encrypted traffic between clients and servers and Samba has
> > supported this for a long time (smbclient -e will encrypt
> > traffic).
> Right, but the question particularly listed WinXP as one of the
> participating clients. Windows clients don't support the Unix extensions,
> so they don't support encrypted SMB and that kinda ruins the whole thing,
> eh? [sad face]
Yes I realize that. But that's not what you said. You said:
"The SMB protocol does not provide any mechanism for encrypting traffic
between clients and servers." - but that's not generically true,
only between *Microsoft* clients and servers.
You made it sound like that was definitive, and you are the
acknowledged authority on CIFS/SMB, so I couldn't let that
stand. People link to your posts here :-).
> Please allow me to join the choir on that. (I'll sit at the back and not
> get in anyone's way.) [winky face]
Maybe if we all wish REALLY HARD, Steve and Jeff will hear
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