[Samba] Preventing brute force password attacks

NdK ndk.clanbo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 07:21:59 MDT 2012

Il 17/04/2012 22:50, Robert Heller ha scritto:

> What *exactly* do you want to accomplish here?  Do you really want to
> ban machines on your LAN from accessing your (office) server?
Not a bad idea. In the good old times, a firewall was enough to keep
"bad guys" out. But now you can find you're hosting some botnet zombies
on PCs that only had web access. And once a PC is a zombie, it's really
easy for an attacker to use it like you'd use a VPN server.
BTW, probably the botmaster will already have a valid share password
(stolen from the user), but if not he'll probably try to attack other
machines from LAN.


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