[Samba] samba ports blocked by isp

Nathan Lutchansky lutchann at litech.org
Fri Apr 26 05:05:02 GMT 2002

On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 04:55:56PM -0500, Gerald Carter wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Barry Smoke wrote:
> > Is it possible to map a drive to a samba share over the internet,
> > through an isp that blocks the samba ports... I know with samba, I can
> > specify a port, but what about a windows client? Can I change what port
> > a windows machine looks to for samba/smb for a particular share only?
> You really don;t want to do this.  It is **so** insecure.

Why is that?  As long as you're using encrypted passwords and you're not 
transferring sensitive data, what is insecure about it?

> Setup a VPN it is it necessary to share files using CIFS
> across the 'Net.

If the ISP only blocks ports 137-139, connecting on port 445 would work,
provided the client is a Win2k or WinXP box.  Works fine on Road Runner
here.  -Nathan

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