Samba alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Samba? During the review of Samba we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. OnionShare (secure sharing of files)
  2. Dionaea (honeypot)
  3. keimpx (SMB enumeration tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Samba.

Alternatives (by score)

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OnionShare

Introduction

This tool is useful for sharing sensitive data, including information to be shared with journalists where you rather stay anonymously. It can also be helpful for sharing bigger amounts of data, without having to use a typical cloud service like Dropbox.

Project details

OnionShare is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + Many releases available
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • File sharing

    OnionShare review

    60

    Dionaea

    Introduction

    Dionaea is a honeypot that can emulate a range of services like FTP, HTTP, MySQL, and SMB. It can be used to see and learn how attackers work.

    Project details

    Dionaea is written in C.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Full name of author is unknown

    Typical usage

    • Learning
    • Threat discovery

    Dionaea review

    63

    keimpx

    Introduction

    The keimpx security tool can be used to check for valid credentials across a network. It uses the SMB protocol, typically used on Microsoft Windows and others.

    Project details

    keimpx is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Security assessment

      keimpx review

      52

      Samba-VirusFilter

      Introduction

      On-access antivirus filter for Samba to detect malware threats and prevent them from investing file shares.

      Project details

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Samba-VirusFilter review

        85

        SMBMap

        Introduction

        SMBMap allows scanning of file resources that are shared with the SMB protocol. The tool will list share drives, drive permissions, the share contents, upload/download functionality, file name auto-download pattern matching, and even execute remote commands. The tool was created for pentesters to simplify finding sensitive data, or at least test for it.

        Project details

        SMBMap is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Data leak detection
          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing

          SMBMap review

          74

          Bucket Finder

          Introduction

          The Bucket Finder tool can be a helpful tool during penetration testing and security assessments. It helps with the discovery of S3 buckets on the Amazon AWS cloud.

          Project details

          Bucket Finder is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - No updates for a while

          Typical usage

          • Data leak detection
          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment

          Bucket Finder review

          64

          Bucket Stream

          Introduction

          Bucket Stream can be used to discover AWS S3 buckets. This tool may be helpful during reconnaissance and security assessments. As it does not include active scanning on the target itself, it is a passive way of finding information. This is a huge benefit, as you don't have to guess or brute-force the names.

          Project details

          Bucket Stream is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + Tool is easy to use
          • + The source code of this software is available
          • - No releases on GitHub available

          Typical usage

          • Discovery of sensitive information
          • Information leak detection
          • Penetration testing
          • Reconnaissance

          Bucket Stream review

          64

          BuQuikker

          Introduction

          BuQuikker is a security tool to scan the Amazon S3 storage service. Its goal is to find open and unprotected S3 buckets.

          Project details

          BuQuikker is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Data leak detection
            • Security assessment

            BuQuikker review

            56

            inSp3ctor

            Introduction

            Like other S3 bucket scanners, inSp3ctor helps to find valid storage buckets on Amazon's AWS platform. This can be useful for security assignments like penetration testing or see what information is available about a company. Another option is using it to see if any private data is leaking.

            Project details

            inSp3ctor is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code is easy to read and understand
            • + Very low number of dependencies
            • + The source code of this software is available
            • - No releases on GitHub available

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment
            • Storage security testing

            inSp3ctor review

            64

            nfsshell

            Introduction

            Tools like this are typically used to manually check security problems with NFS. It can provide more details about an NFS server and the resources it has available.

            Project details

            nfsshell is written in C.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Application security
              • Storage security testing

              nfsshell review

              60

              S3Scanner

              Introduction

              The aptly named S3Scanner is to be used to detect AWS S3 buckets. Discovered buckets are displayed, together with the related objects in the bucket.

              Project details

              S3Scanner is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Information gathering
                • Information leak detection
                • Penetration testing
                • Storage security testing

                S3Scanner review

                64

                Teh S3 Bucketeers

                Introduction

                Tools like Teh S3 Bucketeers are valuable for doing reconnaissance and information gathering. They may be used during penetration tests and security assessments. The primary goal of these tools is to find S3 buckets that may lead to sensitive data stored on Amazon's storage service.

                Project details

                Teh S3 Bucketeers is written in shell script.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                • + Used language is shell script
                • + The source code of this software is available
                • - No releases on GitHub available

                Typical usage

                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment
                • Storage security testing

                Teh S3 Bucketeers review

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