I made them dance together yesterday. They danced Samba.
Essentially, it allowed my gentoo box to share a few directories over microsoft networks and to mount windows network drives onto the gentoo box.
It also allowed a very happy me to log into the gentoo box remotely, mount a drive from a computer in the remote LAN and download a photoshop file I had forgottent to take with me.
This is cool. Computers on the LAN are now accessible remote.
What’s that saying about security?
Basically, I think I’m no less secure than I was before – if I someone could’ve hacked themselves into the root account, they could’ve easily installed samba and most likely gain access to the other computers on the lan.
Well, as long as I remember to unmount the drives when I’m finished, it’s as safe as it was – you’d need the usernames and password of the other machines to mount drives.
Sheesh. How paranoid must you be in order to be a security expert? I’m merely dabbling in the stuff and I already suspect my grandmother to be working with the ennemy…