[Samba] Using samba without NetBIOS

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Aug 29 16:11:43 GMT 2003

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Peter Edstrom wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm trying to get Samba to use the IPX protocol (or something) instead
> of NetBIOS (SMB), unfortunately without success. The Windows 2000
> Professional computers in my network has NetBIOS disabled because of
> security issues; instead the sharing is bound to IPX. Is there any way
> to make samba use another protocol?

No. Samba can run only SMB over TCP/IP. Samba can run SMB with, or without
NetBIOS. NetBIOS over TCP/IP uses port 139, without NetBIOS port 445 is

Samba does NOT allow SMB over IPX.

> I've googled but haven't found anything. I'm sorry if this is a common
> question.

I hope this answer is sufficient.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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