Does Samba require RPC/port 111

Tim Potter tpot at
Mon Feb 26 22:07:31 GMT 2001

rparker at writes:

> If I put up a unix machine for a Samba server I don't have
> any good reason to allow RPC or NFS and am inclined leave
> RPC/port 111 disabled but someone mentioned that they thought
> Samba might require this service. I'd be most grateful for 
> clarification on this issue if anyone has info on this.

Samba shouldn't require this service at all.  Any RPC stuff done
by Samba happens encapsulated in SMB (port 139) and not over the
SUN RPC ports.



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