Running SMB at a different port number
Michael H. Warfield
mhw at wittsend.com
Wed Feb 10 22:15:47 GMT 1999
Christopher R. Hertel enscribed thusly:
> > On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Chris Smith wrote:
> > > Hi Folks,
> > > I have successfully built a Samba server to run at a different
> > > port number than 139. Does anybody know how one might connect to such
> > > a server from Windows (NT, 95, or 98 - it doesnt matter). I can connect
> > > properly using smbclient -p but I've no idea whether there is form of
> > > "URL" that you can put into Windows to get it to connect to shares or
> > > printers on a different port?
> > sorry - simply not possible! end of story!
> > you could always write a small redirector running on port 139, in perl.
> What Luke is trying to say is that the MS implementations (and all others
> that I can think of) are hard-wired to listen on port 139. This is "okay"
> because that port address was assiged for that purpose. In Samba, you can
> get into the code and change it as you want, but the commercial products
> out there won't provide that option.
Which is probably a good thing! Sysadmins are scurry around
firewalling these muthers off like crazy! Last thing they need is
someone committing random acts of terrorism by creating a moving
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> Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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