Chapter    13

File Services

Configuring file-sharing security can be one of the more challenging aspects of working with shared computer data in a networked environment. The challenge is twofold—how do you keep files accessible to those who need them while simultaneously keeping them inaccessible to those who don’t? Sharing files over a network is also an inherently dangerous activity. Other computers’ users can access files on your system without physically gaining access to your computer; thus, if it is configured incorrectly, the wrong data can easily get into the wrong hands, which can prove to be catastrophic. However, in most environments, it is crucial that multiple computers have access to data on a single computer. How do we manage this ...

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