Yes this is a first post, but yes I have used the search function.
Specifically, I’m searching for a way to run the wd tv live box without the notoriously insecure and unreliable SMB and NetBIOS over TCP protocols.
I cannot get the WDTV box to find my Windows XP server machine. This machine is configured with SMB and NetBIOS over TCP turned off because these are two of the most notoriously insecure protocols to ever gain mass adoption. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBIOS_over_TCP/IP#Security_vulnerabilities Security experts have called these “the most dangerous ports on the internet”. Microsoft and most IT professionals suggest configuring machines without them and blocking their ports at the firewall, so that’s what I’ve done in my home setup. All of my other devices, phones, streaming media devices, …, seem to do fine either by using the newer protocols such as CIFS or by directly typing share names into the client side if the client side does not support the newer more secure protocols, for example \10.0.0.2\media00 I cannot seem to find a way to do this on the wd tv device, although there must be some backdoor way to do it since it is just Linux with a GUI, I think.
I don’t see a way of either forcing the wd tv to use modern protocols or manually configuring it with the antique ones. From what I can see the only mode of operation is through the SMB/NetBIOS over TCP. Is that correct, or did I miss something.
Any help to set this up within modern security guidelines would be appreciated.