OS X and FreeBSD: What could be a good setup
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Mon Apr 12 06:59:37 PDT 2004
On Apr 2, 2004, at 12:06 PM, Doug Poland wrote:
> Panna wrote:
>> You see I'm in a state of confusion..
> You're simply using a FreeBSD as a file server. You serve up
> files to the client via NFS (OS X) or CIFS (Windows). FreeBSD doesn't
> care. Now if you want FreeBSD to understand and manipulate those
> is a different issue.
See, this is part of where I was getting a little munged up in trying
to figure out how I want to aim for renetworking my home...
I'm looking at using FreeBSD on a server (web, mail, file server) with
OS X, Windows, and probably Linux clients. I'd like the FreeBSD server
to handle authentication, but that may be a pipe dream to accomplish
across platforms easily :-/
For the file serving I was looking at NFS (especially using the NFS
server with Services for Unix under Windows), but the common
cross-platform version may too insecure to use comfortably, especially
with wireless (most of my wireless connections are wrapped in ssh if
they're important anyway).
That would leave SMB/CIFS, meaning SAMBA, but I haven't found anyone
able to tell me if CIFS is secure "over the wire". I seem to recall a
utility that would sniff network packets and if NFS is used, it can
capture the files as they're travelling over the network; can this
happen with CIFS?
I would really rather NOT use mixed protocols to share; NFS for
Linux/OS X, CIFS for Windows...then I'd have increased overhead to
managing permissions, etc...
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