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Re: [opensuse] SAMBA.

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?

It used to be insecure but NFS3/4 with Kerberos is pretty good these days. You'd only need to login once per session. Maybe that would suit the op, whilst still being secure.

BTW nfs on m$ don't come cheap. You need a top of the range model.

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