ports in samba

Tom Alsberg alsbergt at cs.huji.ac.il
Wed Feb 26 15:53:37 GMT 2003

On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 04:23:45AM -0800, D Jemms wrote:
> <snip />
> What is the difference between two ports on which 
> samba listens for TCP 139 and 445.

Ports 137-139 serve SMB over NetBIOS over TCP/IP.  This is the transport
used by LANMAN versions before Windows 2000 (Windows 3.x, NT 3.x,
NT 4.x, Windows 95/98/Me, etc.).  Port 445 is Microsoft's direct SMB
over TCP (no NetBIOS in the middle) the preferred method for
Windows 2000 and XP - should be a cleaner way to work with, but I do not
know it well yet...

Correct me if I had any mistake here.

  -- Tom

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