smbclient using all interfaces

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Mon Feb 15 22:18:07 GMT 1999

> I'm confused.

As are we all.

> I have the following lines in my smb.conf file (2.0.2, btw):
> interfaces = \
> bind interfaces only = Yes
> The system also have an additional interface of  If I
> block TCP/UDP ports 137-139 on my router and then try to do

Can you send the filter?  I assume you're blocking 137-139 for the subnet only, yes?

I guess I'd like to know more about your filters, and the IP address of
"another_host".  smbclient will open a high-numbered port to query the
remote server, and replies will return from port 139 on that server to the
high-numbered port.

...I'm probably just missing something.

Chris -)-----

> 	smbclient -L another_host
> I never get a response from the remote host.  When I look at the router
> logs, I see that packets have been dropped on that router interface
> because of the filter.  If I remove the filter on the router, everything
> starts to work again.
> So, does anybody have any thoughts as to why this is happening???

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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