jkeating at j2solutions.net
Tue Nov 25 15:20:47 EST 2003
On Tuesday 25 November 2003 12:11, Dan Wilder wrote:
> Why Samba then? Are you using it linux-to-linux?
Yes, we're using it Linux to Linux. NFS just doesn't have the extra
security level that we like. NFS is host based auth, which can way to
easily be fooled. We have vendors on site quite often, and regularly
require network access. I'd rather not have a system where they could
just plug their system into our lan, and have read access to our public
directories on the nfs server. There is also one Windows box to
consider, but it just needs public access stuff, no login. Samba
allows us to have user authenticated shares, where not only do they
need to be in the correct IP range, but they also have to provide a
valid username/password to be able to mount/browse the share. Plus you
can browse samba, unlike NFS.
If anybody has better ideas for setting up the security and allowing for
browsing (with login), I'm all ears, but until then I have to go
forward with Samba.
Jesse Keating RHCE MCSE (geek.j2solutions.net)
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