Sunday, June 19, 2005
How To Disable SMB Signing in SBS 2003
However for my clients I do not need to turn off signing. I use Thursby's Dave product to connect via Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and it supports SMB signing. I will be waiting to upgrade to Tiger until Dave is supported. On Linux, I use mount.cifs instead of mount.smbfs to mount drives and it works just fine. I actual use auto.cifs to automount my windows shares and had to edit the auto.cifs perl script to use cifs and fixup changes in the parameters being passed to the mount command and it now works fine. I did try to get mount -t smbfs (this uses mount.smbfs) and was unable to access the mounted directory, even with signing turned off. It looked like a permission error on Linux box (Fedora Core 3 w/SELinux) since the mount appeared to work, but the permissions on the mounted directory where hookey... Since mount -t cifs works, I just moved forward with that and re-enabled SMB signing on the SBS server for the time being.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
I was looking around and found some interesting web based training on
the Microsoft site. You can find it here:
One interesting feature is the Virtual Lab... It is usable for me with
an aprox 768Kb Broadband connection and it's nice having everything
setup for the labs so all you have to worry about is doing the lab.
- Importing Security Certificates into the Mac OS X Certificate Store
- How To Configure Entourage 2004 for SBS 2003
Also if you import the wrong certificate into your X509Anchors file, you do NOT need to have the original file and you CAN delete certificates. At least you can if you have OS X 10.3 or better. Run the Keychain Access program, Select File/Add Keychain... Browse to the /System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors file and Select OK. You can now higlight a certificate and delete it. You will need to remove the X509Anchors reference before you are able to import another X509 certificate. To do this higlight the X509Anchor keychain and use File/Delete Keychain "X509Anchors" you will get a dialog window with the option to delete the reference only, use that option and you will remove the reference and now be able to import X509 certs again.
Friday, June 17, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005