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RE: Operational impact of filtering SMB/NETBIOS traffic?
> From: Jim Mercer [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 8:49 PM > > On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 08:19:12PM -0800, Roeland Meyer wrote: > > You are considering killing off a whole bunch of legitimate > use because > > some are too brain-dead to not have unintentional shares on > the internet? > > well, maybe if there was a global filter on SMB then the > brain-dead company > that produces the brain-dead software will wake up and > realize that maybe > it shouldn't produce software that by default leaves their users open > to intrusion or viruses. You are assuming (wrongly) that microshit is the only one using that protocol. Have you never heard of the samba project? I remember explicitly referencing smb.conf files. That's Unix/Samba bud. I also mentioned that it works better than NFS. I don't recall microshit-anything shipping with NFS. Believe it or not, one or two of us actually know what we're doing. > geez, if the filter was there, are you saying that people who > _need_ SMB > shares are too brain-dead to come up with a straight forward > way to make > it get around the filter? There is no straight-forward way around a filter, by definition the straight-forward way is to not have the filter!