[Fwd: Re: [Samba] Always use the native protocol of the client --
WAS:How Samba let us down]
Uwe.Lienig at fif.mw.htw-dresden.de
Thu Oct 24 12:50:01 GMT 2002
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Always use the native protocol of the client -- WAS:How
Samba let us down
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 14:48:48 +0200
From: Uwe Lienig <Uwe.Lienig at fif.mw.htw-dresden.de>
Organization: Forschungsinstitut Fahrzeugtechnik -FiF-
To: Buchan Milne <bgmilne at cae.co.za>
References: <3DB7E8FE.9030600 at cae.co.za>
Buchan Milne wrote:
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> But you have to at least sniff packets to get a password equivalent.
> Give a user root on their own box with NFS mounts, and they can do what
> they like ... without having to sniff passwords.
No, the exporting system decides, who is allowed root access. A good admin
exports nfs with 'noroot,nosuid,nosgid,nodev'. So the importing system does not
have root access to the imported nfs mount ...
> | P.P.S. With that said, Kerberos+OpenAFS is always a nice "universal"
> | filesystem as well.
> With how much cost in setup?
> I think some people still haven't realised the following.
> - -Unix needs to grow on the desktop, or it will die a slow death (just
> like Netware is doing, and mainly for the same reasons).
... confirm that !!! What a mistake to make *NIX only look like a server OS ...
> - -To grow on the desktop, unix desktops need to be able to be integrated
> into all existing networks with minimal additional expenditure.
> - -To be integrated into the majority of current networks, that means
> being able to network with windows (almost) as easily as windows clients.
> Winbind + smbfs are currently (almost) feasible for this. Using
> smbclient-type access (for example, smb:// urls in KDE) just doesn't do it.
> Secondly, try setting up Kerberos and replicated directory services on
> the unix of your choice or windows 2000, and tell me which one is easier.
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