[Samba] Security on lan

Martyn Ranyard ranyardm at lineone.net
Mon Feb 25 05:53:02 GMT 2002


Your passwords may be safe, but your data won't be!

really, honestly - you should not run smb over the internet without it 
being tunnelled somehow.

There is a nice way if both ends are linux, and that's to use two private 
subnets, ant run ssh and ppp within that, there is a howto somewhere, and 
it's designed to be done via the LRP, but I cannot remember where.  Check 
the LRP homepage.

At 09:35 AM 2/25/02 +0100, ACEAlex wrote:
>Hello, I would like your opionion on how secure samba is over an network.
>The thing is that where i live we all have 100mbps switched network to the
>internet. The whole town is using this. Is it safe to use samba directly
>over the network with encrypted password if i have for example a server in
>another part of the town. I can then set up with allow host so that only my
>computer can access the computer or should i go with a pptp solution?
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Martyn Ranyard

I am not a member of the samba team,
and anything that I say may not be as
accurate as a response from one of the
team.  I reply to save those more
qualified time, which can more usefully
be spent developing SAMBA further.

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