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[ale] SMB options

David Hamm wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an FTP server sittting on the Internet.  One group of users
> uploads files via FTP the other group downloads those files via SMB.
> Securing SMB communications in most cases is handeled by listing the
> SMB users's IP address in an IPTables rule with a -j ACCEPT.  But
> recently I gained an SMB user an ALLTel's network and ALLTel blocks
> port 135.  The only options I can come up with is eithher FreeSwan or
> PopTop and from recent experiences I'm not excited about using
> either.  I wonder if I could run SMB on another port? Under Linux I
> don't see a problem but the Windows workstations mounting the share
> can't be modified since they also participate in an SMB based LAN.
> Any suggestions are welcomed.

Personally, I think you're absolutely insane to be permitting Windows 
file sharing over the internet.  You're just asking for trouble.

You should find a different solution. What about ssh?

Until later, Geoffrey	esoteric at 3times25.net

Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft