What to use, NFS or Samba on AIX 5.2?

Posted on 2003-03-28
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Can anyone advise me of what a more secure method out of the two (Samba and NFS).  Is suspect NFS.  It will be used in conjunction with AIX 5.2.  Thanks
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chris_calabrese earned 100 total points
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You're comparing apples and oranges.

NFS: System-level trust. Totally insecure unless running SecureRPC's. Exposes filesystem data.

SMB: User-level trust. Totally insecure unless using Domain credentials. Exposes filesystem data _and_ user credentials.

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timbck2 earned 100 total points
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It also matters what the client machines will be -- if they're Unix, you're probably better off using NFS; if Windows, use Samba.

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