encrypted file sharing bsd<-->winxp/2k3

mdff nospam at mgedv.net
Tue Oct 11 06:52:41 PDT 2005

> mdff wrote:
> >>>staying away from ipsec and hw-crypto-ether-cards how
> >>>can i connect to network-shares on freebsd-boxes from
> >>>windows-clients having the whole connection (auth and
> >>>data stuff) encrypted?
> >>>it should be possible to map the share as a nw-drive.
> >>>br...
> >>>
> >>
> >>VPN is probably your choice. Check out OpenVPN
> >>(http://openvpn.net/) for a portable and relatively
> >>easy-to-setup solution.
> > 
> > 
> > thx for the hint, but we don't want VPN/tunnels/ipsec
> > solutions for this.
> would you mind explaining why not?
> (I was going ot suggest SSH forwarding and then your protocol 
> of choice, 
> but that is a tunnel ).
because one user being authenticated on the windows client
should be able to connect to another network share without
needing to always startup a ipsec-connection, authenticate
and re-map the drive (necessary because sometimes windows
does not re-map the drive automatically). also, the admin-
needs for vpn-host-client connections is much more, what
we can't offer to the customer.
technically the solution would fit, but the admin overhead
would be too much.

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