[Samba] Encryption

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 07:53:01 MDT 2010

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Volker Lendecke
<Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de> wrote:
> 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? :-)
> Volker

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