Originally Posted by govert
Right now - on my test-samba-share - It looks like I have problems with paths containing nonstandard letters such as åäö.
But that's for a different post.
...unless someone has any pointers ... ;-)
Try to set the following parameters in smb.conf:
Regarding NFS vs. SMB: NFS (v3) trusts machines, SMB trusts users (assuming reasonable configuration).
Think of the following scenario:
- You have a NFS server allowing export to all hosts in the local subnet (like 10.0.0.0/255.0.0.0).
- You also have a DHCP server.
- Some bad guy connects to your LAN (worst case from outside the building using WLAN) and of course gets an IP address via DHCP
- He can now mount your exports as he has a trusted IP address
- File and directory permissions are checked using the user/group ids, not the names. So if you have a user "goodguy" with permission to access all exported files and this user has id 500 (very common ... most distros start from 500 or 1000 for the ids of regular users), he can simply use his local user "badguy" with id 500 to access all these files.
- Not to mention the no_root_squash option of NFS ...
Use NFS if you have this in mind and feel protected enough by other means.