Solved

Is it possible to encrypt CIFS?

Posted on 2007-11-20
5
2,756 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Is it possible to encrypt CIFS. From what I've read CIFS uses 445, opposed to typical smb which uses 139 and some other standard ports. Is there anyway to encrypt this like ssh? I would like to be able to setup encrypted file sharing between desktops and servers.
0
Comment
Question by:WinPE
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:Toni Uranjek
Toni Uranjek earned 200 total points
ID: 20320015
Hi!

You can implement IPSec: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/prork/prcc_tcp_gebv.mspx?mfr=true

In domain environment you can use predefined Secure Server rule on servers and Client rule on clients. Predefined rules will use Kerberos as authentication method. I would advise that you do not enable IPSec on servers which hold multiple roles, e.g. domain controllers.

HTH

Toni
0
 

Author Comment

by:WinPE
ID: 20320245
Well this is mainly so that I can connect some of our development windows desktops to our production servers. Desktops and Servers are on two dif networks. So I need some way to encrypt the file sharing process other than ssh? I cant setup ipsec tunnels from every desktop to every server.
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Toni Uranjek
ID: 20326085
Why you can't setup tunnel from every desktop to server? If this is domain environment you can use Group Policy to assign IPSec policy. You would need two OUs, one for desktop and one for servers and two GPO with different IPSec policy settings.

Are you concerned that traffic between desktops and servers can be intercepted?
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
SteveH_UK earned 300 total points
ID: 20342051
If you are talking about a remote network scenario, have you considered implementing a VPN?

VPN features are built in to Windows, so there isn't a cost issue.

You should use LT2P/IPsec for a secure service, but PPTP is also acceptable in many circumstances.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:WinPE
ID: 31410124
Thanks Guys for the help.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SHARE your personal details only on a NEED to basis. Take CHARGE and SECURE your IDENTITY. How do I then PROTECT myself and stay in charge of my own Personal details (and) - MY own WAY...
In this article, we will see the basic design consideration while designing a Multi-tenant web application in a simple manner. Though, many frameworks are available in the market to develop a multi - tenant application, but do they provide data, cod…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now