[Samba] Advice on Secure Samba usage
jstewart at rtl.org
Wed May 1 09:25:16 GMT 2002
Read the smb.conf man page and look at the encrypt passwords = yes option.
Also, you can compile SSL-enabled Samba with the --with-ssl option at
./configure time. There is more info about this in the smb.conf man page and
the Docs that come with the Samba source distribution. I have not actually
tried SSL-enabled Samba, but I do send encrypted passwords across the wire.
On Wednesday 01 May 2002 10:18 am, Clark, Anthony wrote:
> I've been given the task of making class accounts from solaris and linux
> servers available to windows workstations via mapped network drives.
> Sounds just like the job for samba, I know. However, I'm very, *very*
> anxious about security; I need to ensure that both passwords and the data
> transferred between server and client are secure (i.e. not plaintext, but
> then again not military strength encryption)
> What is the 'best' way to securely map network drives from windows to unix?
> Is the standard samba data transfer mechanism secure? I need to reduce
> the burden on the workstation setup as much as possible - things need to be
> as easy as possible for the students, poor things ;-)
> * Anthony Clark
> * e-Lab Systems Administrator
> * University of Michigan Business School
> * 701 Tappan Street, Rm A2120
> * Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1234
> * Tel: (734) 764 2295
> * Cel: (734) 262 0933 (out of hours emergencies)
> * Fax: (734) 763 4032
> * aclrk at umich.edu
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