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I don't want my mother to see the porn on my file server...
Fat_Bodybuilder 
1/9/08 3:28:56 PM
Titan

Hi guys! :D

At the moment I'm using a little file server with a whole heap of shit on. A lot of thing my mom would appretiate, too, so I was wondering -- is it possible to let her see some of the things, but not others. If possible, it's preferable that she see only one sub folder and all the contents in it, from her laptop.

She is connecting to the router via a 54mbit connection, which is connected to an unmanaged gbit switch, which connect to the server. So, I was thinking permissions, is there a way that I can set the permissions on the server so that I can see everything and she can only see certain things.

I normally map the drive to my PC, but maybe I can map that folder specifically to her PC, but I wonder if she could browse everything else.

Any help?

Cheers

Edit: Looks like if I map it straight to the directory then it's all good. Would that be secure enough for someone who knows little about PCs?



Edited by Fat_Bodybuilder: 1/9/2008 03:36:11 PM

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spielentwickler 
1/9/08 3:44:05 PM
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you need to be setting permissions on the server end. She can always browse the network from her end.

If it's an XP machine, just have your user the only one with access to the directory on the ntfs level. Even if she can see the share, she won't be able to access it, unless she's using your username and password as her account on her computer...

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SquallStrife 
1/9/08 3:44:06 PM
Titan

Just have seperate top level folders, and make the dirty share hidden, by appending a $ to the share name.
 
C:
+-Saint (Shared as \\pc\saint)
| +-TV
| | +-Friends
| | +-McLeod's Daughters
| | +-Better Homes & Gardens
| +-Music
| +-Britney Spears
| +-Cher
|
+-Sinner (Shared as \\pc\sinner$)
+-Lesbians
+-Orgies
+-4chan
+-b
+-h
+-r
+-s


Also, NTFS ACL's.


Edited by SquallStrife: 1/9/2008 3:45:27 PM


Edited by SquallStrife: 1/9/2008 3:45:54 PM

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kikz 
1/9/08 6:58:32 PM
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+1 to ntfs security

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
1/9/08 8:00:42 PM
Titan

NTFS Security? Please elaborate...

Also, I've done what Squall has suggested, seems all good for the mo', but if you want could you please explain what you meant :-)

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spielentwickler 
1/9/08 10:29:34 PM
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Are you using vista or XP?

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Thom0 
1/9/08 11:38:16 PM
Champion

There are share permissions & if you're disks are formatted as NTFS You can also apply much more granular NTFS permissions on files and folders.

Not sure about Vista, but in XP there is a thing called simple file sharing & it's enabled by default. What simple file sharing basically does is enable the built in guest account on your computer, then people can access shared folders/files as "guest". If you have simple file sharing enabled then IMHO you should turn it off.

Files and folders inherit their NTFS permissions from their parent folders all the way up to the root of the drive, However inheritance can be turned off on particular folders/files and sub-folders if you specify.

Also, try to steer clear of assigning deny permissions if you can. For more info, Google "share permissions" and "NTFS permissions" there is mountains of documentation on it. Here's one to get you started; http://www.mcmcse.com/microsoft/guides/ntfs_and_share_permissions.shtml

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Squidy 
2/9/08 1:03:25 AM
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Master_Scythe 
2/9/08 12:15:53 PM
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Quote by SquallStrife
Just have seperate top level folders, and make the dirty share hidden, by appending a $ to the share name.



^ This

Give it a tech name. like 'System' or 'Win32' and unless shes really savvy, she wont be trying to type \\server\win32 to get into stuff.

hence the beauty of hidden TOP level.

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SceptreCore 
2/9/08 6:10:26 PM
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So first it was your mum hiding stuff from you, now you want to hide stuff from your mum. Shoe is on the other foot now isn't it?

Anyway if you hide it in a random place... with a random name.. and change the icon, that will be enough to fool mummy!

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confined 
2/9/08 8:22:24 PM
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NTFS and share permissions, along with hiding the folder share should pretty much cover it...

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G-relk 
2/9/08 9:21:25 PM
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Quote by SceptreCore
So first it was your mum hiding stuff from you, now you want to hide stuff from your mum. Shoe is on the other foot now isn't it?

Anyway if you hide it in a random place... with a random name.. and change the icon, that will be enough to fool mummy!



^this

seriously, it worked for my dad with a folder called "security files" that had a funny icon (until i came along)

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bu14-1 
3/9/08 12:02:46 PM
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Delete the porn.

You'll be grateful later.

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lunchbox1988 
3/9/08 5:15:02 PM
Guru

Doubt it, my mum was a ninja at finding my porn.

I ended up installing ubuntu as a second OS and putting the porn in the linux partition.

Then I moved out.

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schplade 
4/9/08 5:54:42 PM
Guru

Just put the $ sign at the end of it, as if your mum will ever be trying to connect to random folder names with $ signs on the end of them...

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spielentwickler 
5/9/08 1:49:31 AM
Guru

Security through obscurity never works.

You've got to have the filesystem security.

If you're using XP, disable simple file sharing, and change the permissions on the folder so only your user has access to it. If you use the same username and password on the machines you access your porn from, you'll not even have to worry about it again.

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Master_Scythe 
6/9/08 1:19:48 PM
Titan

Quote by spielentwickler
Security through obscurity never works.



Dude, top level hidden shares. How can you go wrong?

Its used at basically everywhere ive worked (my shit 'no standard job' not withstanding here, lol) and, for example, at highschool.unless the kids knew to type //serv243/ash2104002$ they couldnt find it!

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B82R3S 
6/9/08 1:49:53 PM
Titan

if its running linux you can easily set authentification with samba, you log in as a user and see more directories with diff permissions while all noobs connect as guests and dont get any porn.

Make sure your mum doesnt get into the off site backups of the 4chan stuff

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Thom0 
6/9/08 7:06:22 PM
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Quote by Master_Scythe
Quote by spielentwickler
Security through obscurity never works.



Dude, top level hidden shares. How can you go wrong?

Its used at basically everywhere ive worked (my shit 'no standard job' not withstanding here, lol) and, for example, at highschool.unless the kids knew to type //serv243/ash2104002$ they couldnt find it!



Dude, using share permissions to secure access to your files is like using WEP to protect your wireless network. Actually maybe it's even worse. Share permissions only work if the folder was accessed over the network & shared folders can be enumerated easily enough, even hidden ones. Using smoke & mirrors to hide things generally backfires, doesn't work as you would expect or are easily bypassed.

As mentioned you should alter the NTFS permissions so that only the local administrators group & your user account have access to the folder & all sub-directories & files within it. Make sure that it will not inherit permissions from it's parent folder & also that it's not going to be indexed.

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