blocked port

Ryan Waldron rew at
Wed Jun 7 20:15:38 GMT 2000

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, James Sutherland wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Ron Alexander wrote:
> > I think I have discovered why many of the tests fail between my server and
> > my pc.
> > 
> > It appears that port 139 is blocked between my server and my PC. I am using
> > the @home network and VPN. Has anyone heard of this happening before, and if
> > so, how do you 'fix' it.

It appears that TCI does this in Birmingham, AL, though it likewise
appears that @Home may NOT do this here (yet).  Apparently, this is
their excuse for a "solution" to keep neighbors from inadvertantly
opening up any shared drives on their PC to all their other

Never mind how many legitimate uses it breaks; after all, they're the
cable company, why should they care?

As for fixing it, I don't believe you can change the default ports on
which SMB works on your Windoze boxen; Samba-to-Samba you can, though.

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