Security: NFS or Samba?

Billy Pollifrone billy at
Wed Oct 11 07:50:05 UTC 2006

On 10/11/06, marcus <lists at> wrote:
> In the Guarddog firewall program, it states NFS as high risk, and Samba
> as medium risk. Is this justified?
> I wanted to use NFS, but securing it seems to be a lot of work. I found
> a very good admin tutorial. I only need this for a home network.
> I have a PC wired to the LAN port of a wifi DSL router, and a laptop
> connecting via wifi using WPA2.
> I'd appreciate any tips on this. Thanks,

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. 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.

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