[Samba] samba and the Internet discussion

Hoover, Tony hoover at sal.ksu.edu
Wed Jan 5 08:52:57 MST 2011

My Bad, I should hgave said "... Since not everyone on the internet is

Tony Hoover, Network Administrator
KSU - Salina, College of Technology and Aviation
(785) 826-2660

"Don't Blend in..."
-----Original Message-----
From: Volker Lendecke [mailto:Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 9:36 AM
To: Hoover, Tony
Cc: "Mössler, Michael"; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] samba and the Internet discussion

On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 09:32:05AM -0600, Hoover, Tony wrote:
> If you trust EVERYONE on the internet, yes you could use Samba on the 
> internet without using a VPN.  Since everyone on the internet is not 
> trustworthy, it is not a wise idea.

Well, I'd put it a bit differently (I do know some trustworthy people active
"on the internet"), but you're
right: You definitely want a VPN to tunnel Samba traffic.
The Samba/smbclient specific in-band transport encryption unfortunately made
it anywhere else so far.

With best regards,

Volker Lendecke

SerNet GmbH, Bahnhofsallee 1b, 37081 Göttingen
phone: +49-551-370000-0, fax: +49-551-370000-9 AG Göttingen, HRB 2816, GF:
Dr. Johannes Loxen

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