firewall, win2k, and port 445
knotwell at f5.com
Thu Nov 29 16:50:04 GMT 2001
After struggling valiantly to get win2k to talk to samba through a
firewall, I thought I'd send out a short note to the mailing list
detailing the magical incantation necessary to get things working
block in on <your_nic_here> from any to any port = 445
For whatever reason, win2k didn't like the RST my firewall
sent when it received the win2k machine's SYN on port 445.
So I just put in the above firewall rule to blackhole packets
to port 445. At this point, the win2k box was able to successfully
map the drive.
I apologize if this is already widely understood or just applicable
to a particular version of win2k.
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