[Chugalug] SAMBA-Lite?

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Tue Aug 20 17:14:38 UTC 2013


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On 8/20/2013 12:17 PM, Mike Harrison wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Aug 2013, Matt Keys wrote:
>> how about read only http/webdav?
> 
> Such surrealists... who don't live in a major corporations
> strickly enforced M$-centrix world. That I got them to let me
> install a Linux box, at all, is a feat that should go down in
> history. I can remote into it

Sneaking in the Linux server isn't that far fetched in the M$
Corporate world.....

> by using a Win7 box and pointing to a web page that requires MSIE, 
> ActiveX AND Java to setup a weird version of Checkpoint's firewall
> crap, that allows me to remote desktop into another Winders 'Puter
> so I can SSH into the Linux box. My usage is so closely monitored
> that when the admin kept seeing make weird typo's because I have a
> US keyboard and the system is in Portguese, he nicely installed
> English support to let me swap keyboards. The Windows displays are
> still mostly Portuguese, but at least I can type. I had to get
> permission to install Putty and Portable Firefox. The Linux server
> can see exactly 3 other IP's, 2 servers it interfaces with and the
> Win7 desktop I use to work on it. No 'Net. I update/install things
> by copying files to the Win7 box via rdesktop, then to the Linux 
> system by PuttySCP,

So I have two things to say.... good for them and good for them!  Good
they treat the tools used to operate their business as such, tools to
be used to operate their business, not general purpose machines
begging to destroy productivity via social media and Good they run a
firewalled network like it should be, default deny, and only allow
known trusted traffic in.

> The good news: It works. :)

Security (Common Sense) just takes a little effort, that's all.

Regards,

dtb

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