Enterprise Linux Security Episode 51 – Samba in the Kernel, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

Adding unnecessary components to the Kernel is generally a bad idea, as it increases its threat surface. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss a recent story that’s a perfect example of why it’s important to keep this under control. A vulnerability was recently discovered in the Linux kernel that scored the highest possible rating, and it all started when ksmbd was added.

Setting up Simple Samba File Shares

Have you ever wanted to create a wide-open file share on your LAN to enable your users to quickly and easily share files? In this video, the viewer is shown the process of setting up a custom Samba implementation on Debian/Ubuntu that makes sharing files on your LAN easy.