Must daemons run on ports 137-139?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed May 12 15:57:37 GMT 1999

On Thu, 13 May 1999, DeJuan Ridley wrote:

> I have the samba daemons running on ports other than 137-139.  I can
> connect from the same machine using smbclient with the -p option, but I
> cannot view the shares or map the drives from a windows 95 machine.
> Does this only work if using ports 137-139???  Please help.

correct.  no windows m/cs are capable of being modified to run on ports
other than 137-139.  you might want to consider running a redirector
daemon or sshd to redirect from the server's 137-139 ports to the target
samba ports.  this requires redirection of both UDP _and_ TCP.

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