[Samba] encrypting connection to Samba

Svend Sorensen ssorensen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 18:52:43 GMT 2005

On 10/3/05, Florian Effenberger <floeff at arcor.de> wrote:
> When are connections between Samba and the client encrypted? I run Samba
> 3.0.20a on a network with Windows XP SP2 and some Windows 98 machines.
> - Are connections always encrypted? Are there any smb.conf settings I
> have to make in order to get encryption working (server signing?)?
> - Are just authentication requests encrypted or are file transfers
> encrypted as well?

Passwords should be encrypted using NTLM by default.  See the sections
on 'encrypt passwords' and 'ntlm auth' in the smb.conf man page.

I don't think the data traffic is encrypted.  You can tunnel port 139
to encrypt everything via SSH.

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