I swear, back in the 2000s you could set up a samba server once and actually share more or less seamlessly cross-platform among Windows, Mac and Linux on your LAN. But now, every time I want to move a file to or from the Windows box, I need to jump through an entirely new set of hoops. So fucking tired of this.

@KelsonV Welcome to Microsoft security theatre.

(tbf, some of it is actual security - there were a load of file-sharing worms in the 2000s. But they took the opportunity of locking down against the worms and used it to lock down against non-Windows devices while they were at it).

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