[nycbug-talk] [Fwd: Security Threat Watch 028]
trish at bsdunix.net
Tue May 11 15:10:32 EDT 2004
> If you're an OS X shop that forces everyone into using SMB, you're just
> making your life more difficult.
> LDAP is a central directory for metadata, not files, what does that
> have to do with anything?
> Apple has no obvious plans of moving to another filesharing protocol
> for their default. They currently support WebDAV, SMB, NFS, and AFP,
> so the people who want cake can eat it too.
> By the way, AFP is a perfectly open technology. There are open source
> (cross-platform!) implementations, and UNLIKE SMB, the wire protocol is
> publicly documented by the originator, Apple. I'm not saying it's an
> ideal protocol, but it does what it does well, and it supports the
> platform you're using a whole hell of a lot better than SMB does, so it
> would make your life easier if you used it. None of the filesharing
> protocols have a history of being secure, and in fact, I would say that
> AFP has the most pristine record of the bunch, so security isn't a real
> good reason either.
sure, but its also a very chatty protocol, which is enough to generally
steer me away from it.
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