[Samba] ipchains - major newbie trap

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Feb 25 12:13:05 GMT 2002

This problem has been discussed several times on this discussion board
in the last several months. Perhaps newbies (and oldies) should read
the archives of this list from time to time.

That said, being a newbie AND trying to put up samba is a big job.


On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 08:30:18PM +0100, George Helmke wrote:
> Just a quick word - I spent two days trying to get Samba to work.  The whole
> problem was a lack of knowledge about ipchains (firewall).  It was part of
> the RH7.1 install package, and the medium security setting stops all tcp and
> udp traffic for a lot of ports, including those needed for NetBIOS (137-139)
> It is pretty easy to fix, the IPCHAINS-HOWTO is a good and humorous read,
> and by the end of it you will know what to do to open up the crucial ports.
> I don't know where, and I don't know how, but somewhere in the diagnosis
> check lists, this should be mentioned.

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