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Re: [opensuse] SAMBA.
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On 2012-03-15 18:39, jsa wrote:

This is quite true. Others replicating the documentation was
necessary in the days that distros were all sent on CD, but now we
have the net,
and as long as you can get there you can find all the stuff you want.

Even today, there are people without internet.

Personally I would never set up sharing with no passwords, even (or
especially) on a home network. I refuse to even help others set up
such insecure installations. Not on Linux, and Not on Windows.

It depends what you put there. I might give read access to everybody to a
music or video collection. I might give free write access to my partners so
that they can send me files. I would not export my Documents, not even home.

On the other hand, Linux native filesystem protocol, NFS, has no passwords
at all, it is completely insecure. You give access to certain users on
certain IPs, but IPs can be faked and user ID changed. And the transport is
not encrypted. Yet we use it. Theoretically, it is to be used in controlled
environments, but is that always true?

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
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