[Samba] Encryption

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Apr 18 07:24:00 MDT 2010

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 09:20:54AM -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> Samba is a very helpful implementation of CIFS, and I congratulate its
> authors. But CIFS was *not* built for data security. Encrypting such
> traffic would be an amazing performance hit on the server side. If you
> need secure data transfer, and do not need the kind of live sharing
> that CIFS or UNIX protocols like NFS provide, I'd urge you to use
> "git" for SSH based access to a central repository with local editing
> and full source control features. It's still a performance hit over
> direct file sharing, but it works well for interrupted connections to
> the primary document source, and I really like it for laptop or remote
> data center operation.

Have you tried smbclient -e against a Samba server? :-)


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