i don't know if ths question can really be answered from a technical point of view. Windows Filesharing is insecure and Samba inherits some of it's problems, but also solves some. I was really frightend by the news that my university switched to an windows active directory service and right now i can get along with this. But what happens if Microsoft (MS) develops a proriatary "secure" service which is incompatible to active directory and -more of interest- LDAP? That is a point i am really afraid of, but only when MS releases their service, it will become clear what can be done.
Oh i forgot: What happens if open-source produces a secure service as an alternative to MS, which integrates in Linux and Windows and more importantly gets widely accepted by windows users?
My 2 cent.
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Last edited by dorian; 30th March 2005 at 06:21 PM.