Samba and RedHat 7.2

Brian Howard brian at
Mon Nov 19 10:27:11 GMT 2001

MANY MANY MANY THANKS (After a week of frustraition.)

I didn't realize ipchains was even installed on this server! But that was
the problem. No ipchains, and the problem goes away...

thanks again!


-----Original Message-----
From: Duane Douglas [mailto:ddouglas at]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 11:57 AM
To: Brian Howard
Cc: samba at
Subject: Re: Samba and RedHat 7.2

At 11:37 AM 11/19/2001 -0600, Brian Howard wrote:
>Well, I thought I was an "experience" samba user, but I've ran into
>something I've never seen before:
>All SAMBA protocols (smbd and nmbd) work fine on the "localhost", but do
>not work from a remote system (NT or Linux). This includes "telnet server
>139". Basically, the telnet test works as one would expect from the
>localhost, but not from any remote system. (Do realize that telnet, ftp
>and other non-SAMBA protocols work perfectly to/from this server.)
>Any ideas?

newer redhat linux distributions now block remote access to all tcp ports
by default via ipchains.  my hunch is that this is where your problem lies.


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