Paranoid Penguin - Samba Security, Part IV

Creating restricted shares on your secure Samba file server.
Conclusion

And, that's it for this series on Samba security. Funny how four columns can add up to only a basic tutorial, but I hope you've found it useful. Until next time, be safe!

Mick Bauer (darth.elmo@wiremonkeys.org) is Network Security Architect for one of the US's largest banks. He is the author of the O'Reilly book Linux Server Security, 2nd edition (formerly called Building Secure Servers With Linux), an occasional presenter at information security conferences and composer of the “Network Engineering Polka”.

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Great article

bobwdn's picture

I have looked forward each month to each installment of this series. Great job. Have been using Samba and configuring by manual adjustments within the smb.conf file. This article has helped me now look at my existing configuration (through SWAT) and understand the intent of SWAT.

Years back, the Samba/SWAT documentation was weak and confusing in some areas. I learned to adjust the configuration manually (if you will) and got Samba running to "get by". Now, with the help of these articles, I can greatly improve my security and understanding of Samba configuration settings.

Thanks, Mick for all your work. It paid off with a great article.

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