Subject: Re: Keith Bostic: MS Press Release - Common Internet File System (CIFS) (fwd)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brett Lymn <email@example.com>
Date: 06/24/1996 16:10:13
According to Laine Stump:
>1) NFS uses Sun RPC which makes it difficult to get through a firewall
>in any kind of reasonable fashion without potentially allowing lots of
>other (non-RPC) stuff.
Uhhhh - IMHO no firewall administrator in their right mind should
allow NFS through (or on) their firewall anyway.
>Useful and a "Good Thing(tm)"? Also yes.
We shall see. I expect this subject is going to get well and truly
thrashed on the firewalls mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) in
the coming weeks. My gut feeling at the moment is that CIFS is a
gaping, supperating hole. Enough people have trouble setting up an
anonymous ftp account properly, I shudder to think what CIFS is going
to be like.
As I said, this will, undoubtedly, be bashed a lot on firewalls which
is the appropriate place for this....
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
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