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RE: Operational impact of filtering SMB/NETBIOS traffic?

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Sun Nov 19 05:40:16 2000

> From: Jim Mercer [mailto:[email protected]]
> 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!