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CIFS (or equiv.) and security

Niall Kavanagh wrote:
> On Thu, 18 May 2000, Derek Martin wrote:
> > >
> > > Samba supports encrypted authentication.  Is this encryption strong
> > > enough to ward off script kiddies and their ilk?
> >
> > Script kiddies, maybe, real hackers, no.  The encryption MS uses for these
> > passwords is very easily broken.  I've used -- I mean seen -- I mean heard
> > of programs to crack them.  :)

> Assuming it's Windows on both ends you could use the PPTP stuff that comes
> with windows to get you started. Vastly safer than sending everything in
> the clear over the wire.

Thanks for disabusing me...

Interestingly enough, I just got the latest issue of Linux Journal
yesterday, and there's an article about using PoPToP as PPTP VPN server
for Linux.  I think I'm going to try that (unless someone would like to
disabuse me some more).

Unfortunately, I've got to go help someone convert a bunch of artwork
into vector format first.  I probably won't get to this until next
week.  If I get this to work, I'll write up a little summary and send it

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