Security: NFS or Samba?
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Thu Oct 12 02:54:48 BST 2006
On Wednesday 11 October 2006 09:50, Billy Pollifrone wrote:
> I assume the DSL router has a firewall enabled, so unless you give
> access to the outside world to use, the NFS share, then you don't
> have a problem.
Yes, the DSL router's firewall is enabled.
Does this mean I don't need to set any firewall rules on the PC hosting
the NFS shares? I guess I would allow NFS (and NIS?) access in the
> The bigger concern is to limit the wifi, which you
> seem to have covered. I go further and limit my wifi access by
> hardware address as well myself.
Do you mean the MAC address?
I did enable that and added the laptop to the list. However, I read on
some other Linux forum (old thread) that it's easy to find the MAC
addresses being used and then spoof them, i.e. an outsider can
broadcast a valid MAC address.
Any more info on that?
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