[Samba] FireWall Effects on Samba (Newbie)

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Oct 7 11:06:01 GMT 2002

ipchains and iptables are mutually exclusive.

ipchains is older technology. iptables is supposed to be a big improvement
but I use ipchains because I know how to use it and they work for my

The biggest advantage I know about for iptables is it allows much greater
flexibility in controlling access to different ports. For example, with
iptables you can control access to a port depending on the time of day.
There is nothing in ipchains that allows that. With ipchains, you would have
to write a fancy script called by hosts.allow to get that kind of
flexibility. I would learn iptables.

On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 12:16:20PM +0800, Alex Le Dain wrote:
> On 7/10/2002 11:26 AM, Joel Hammer <Joel at HammersHome.com> wrote:
> >I am fairly certain RH 7.1 out of the box blocks port 139.
> >You will have to learn how to open up your ports to let samba work. 
> >I don't
> >use RH anymore, but you may have either iptables or ipchains on your 
> >system.
> Thanks Joel,
> If I can bother you once more, can I have a quick pointer as to the difference between ipchains and iptables? Can/do both exist?
> cheers, Alex.
> -- 
> Alexander C. Le Dain, PhD
> Manager of Programming
> ICON Technologies Pty Ltd
> www.icon-tech.com.au

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