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[ale] SMB options

I'm sorry but my clients wouldn't accept using a command line tool to download 
files.  Sure I can distribute WinSCP and write a script that would write a 
batch file and email it to the user so they could download the files.  But, 
full file management is a necessity.  And training the user isn't realistic 
turnover is high enough that retraining would be frequent.

Thanks for your help.

On Sunday 11 January 2004 11:36 am, Joe Sechman wrote:
> SSH is the way to go...I use a chroot'd jail environment for upload and
> only permit RSA PKI authentication for secure copy (SCP) upload.  Since
> most of our users are mere mortals, I advise WinSCP as the winX client
> software (not sure if there's a GNU equivalent), but the savvys usually
> use the SCP command line tools.  Admittedly, it's a bit of
> administrative overhead, but at least I get some shuteye :0)  This is
> also good because the savvys have a dummy login shell with only the
> commands necessary for file transfer (cp, rm, mkdir, mv, etc.....but NO
> su).  Here are some references:
> Jailchroot project
> http://www.jmcresearch.com/projects/jail/
> WinSCP
> http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/
> and my favorite book of all time (SSH Definitive Guide):
> http://www.bookpool.com/.x/odr44xorc0/sm/0596000111
> -Cheers,
> Joe Sechman
> > 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?
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