3 questions on samba
firstly thanks heaps stormbringer for the how-to but esp for the effort at anwering peoples questions, really appreciated by all!
ok, 3 questions.
1- does using samba effect the overall security of my ubuntu box? i'm not worried about accessing my windoze box from ubuntu (i know its not using samba), but it does concern me that an unsecure system like windoze can access my (hopefully) locked down ubuntu box. somehow is _worrying_. should i be concerned? if someone hacks the windoze box is my ubuntu system then an easy target, even if i have locked down permissions as best as i can??
2- does the 'Share folder' option in nautilus have anything to do with using samba, or is this a linux-linux, or user-user option? I had thought the permissions on the folder to be shared via samba just had to be set to allow access to any user, but then i noticed the nautilus option?
3- i installed firestarter, but don't initialise it at startup. this doesn't mean i don't have a firewall running though, yeah? by my understanding firestarter sets the rules and the rest just runs whenever the os is on. if this is the case, could this be why i can't get samba to run? ubuntu can read and write on the wondoze box, but the windoze cant even get any access to the ubuntu box. if that's why do i just configure firestarter to alow the windoze box's IP access?
sorry for the long post but i've been working on this for 2 days.
thanks everyone who has helped in this thread, you all rock!
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