Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> New Samba Features Improve Interoperability
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Columnist Eric Hall takes you through the newest release
> | of Samba, the popular open source program that allows end
> | users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly
> | shared resources on an intranet or via the Web.
I can't really see why some of the services listed, such as
dhcp/lpad/named/apache2, would benefit from being exposed via Samba.
If you do need to restart a service you ssh into the box and set it off.
Exposing them as a service seems to me frought with risk. How would you
like a hacker switching off your dhcp after he has set up a dhcp service on
his own PC passing information of his own in place of yours.
Or maybe he would prefer to switch off clamd while his code passes
worms/trogens/spies around your system.
I'm sure the Samba people have taken great care in their work as always, but
if there is a real benefit from adding risks such as these when it doesn't
seem necessary, then it is completely lost on me.