Question about Samba Security

Tom Shaw tomisfaraway at
Fri Dec 7 02:43:43 GMT 2007

Have you considered a Davenport gateway?

I found it very easy to set up with the bundled Jetty container.


On Nov 30, 2007 12:00 AM, Dave Abouav <dave at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am the resident IT guy at a small, but growing company. I setup Samba
> (most recent version) on a FreeBSD 6.1 server which everyone in the
> company now uses to store personal and shared files. It's great. We have
> a few employees who work outside of the office though, and I want them
> to be able to access the same filesystem somehow. I thinking about
> setting up our router to forward port 139 so that out outside employees
> can access the Samba server (so long as they have the IP of our router,
> which is static). But I have security concerns in doing this. Is this
> risk of being attacked/hacked over port 139 very high? Is Samba as
> vulnerable to attacks over port 139 as an actual Windows server is? If
> so, can someone recommend another solution? Setting up a VPN is an
> project that I don't have time to get involved with. Please reply to my
> email: dave at
> Thanks,
> Dave
> Dave Abouav
> Product Manager & Software Engineer
> KWJ Engineering, Transducer Technology Division
> Phone: (510) 791-0951
> Fax: (510) 794-4330
> Email: dave at

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