Folder sharing on a network

  jg1990 22:37 27 Oct 04
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Hi everyone.

I currently have a small network of 2Pc's and 1 laptop which connect through a router with firewall. I currently have various folders shared (Documents and Settings etc) and was wondering whether it would be safe to share the whole drive.

Thanks, James

  pavel 22:48 27 Oct 04

jg 1990

Not a good idea as a general rule to share a root drive it can open up all sorts of possibilities for intruders and or folks who like to "just try this" in among your system settings.
Pavel

  hillybilly 22:49 27 Oct 04

Lots of people will argue for and against. My experience: I have five sometimes six PC's all running behind a B/band router with firewall, some are hard wired and some are wireless but atleast four have shared C drives and have done so for the past seven months.

  jg1990 22:55 27 Oct 04

still not sure whether to share the drive.

No files are stored on the machines, seeing as I have set up a file server for that.

Anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks, James

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