jra at samba.org
Fri Jun 25 12:54:40 MDT 2010
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 06:44:17PM +0000, Dan Lenski wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:23:01 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 10:01:57AM -0600, Cameron Laird wrote:
> >> What are the prospects for "smb transport encryption"? Where can I
> >> learn more?
> > It's implemented via the UNIX extension mechanism between smbclient and
> > smbd for versions of Samba 3.2.x and greater.
> > Not yet implemented in the Linux CIFSFS client or MacOSX client.
> The encryption feature of smbclient seems really great! But it is too
> bad that it is only in smbclient and not in smbmount/mount.cifs.
> Is there any technical barrier to implementing it in smbmount?
No technical barrier, just the willingness of someone to
write the code :-).
> I used to use sshfs to remotely mount my home directories between
> different computers running Linux, but I have switched to Samba for
> better performance. I would like to be able to keep using Samba without
> worrying about the relative lack of security. (I know this isn't really
> Samba's fault, but a legacy of its origins.)
Steve French and Jeff Layton are the experts in the Linux
CIFS kernel code, try bugging them :-).
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