[Samba] Using samba without NetBIOS

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Aug 30 09:06:33 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-08-30 at 03:34, Peter Edstrom wrote:
> > 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
> > used.
> > 
> > Samba does NOT allow SMB over IPX.
> I see. Do I have to configure Samba to use port 445, ie. explicitly tell
> it not to use NetBIOS? I can't connect to any of the Windows computers now 
> when NetBIOS is disabled (I could before).

With Samba 2.2, set the port to 445 (it's a command line option) and
don't run nmbd.  You cannot disable netbios compleatly, if you are
running as a domain member, as it will still use netbios in part of it's
communication with the DC.

With Samba 3.0, there is a smb.conf option, which also makes avoid
netbios in the client and server ends.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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