[Samba] Can't access Samba Servers using cable internet access

Jeff Means meaje at meanspc.com
Tue Jun 17 07:09:28 GMT 2003

Bobby Hitt wrote:

>Ever since adding Internet access to my cable account, I can no longer
>access several Samba servers on the Internet that I routinely accessed using
>my dialup account. I've tried using both the inetd server (with my cable IP
>address in the hosts.allow file. I can telnet, etc no problem, so I know
>it's working) and running smbd and smbd as daemons. When I try to access the
>Samba server, I watch the logs on the server, no warnings, errors, notices,
>etc., no indiation that I'm even attempting to access the server. I've tried
>using both the name in my /etc/hosts file, and also by IP address. As I said
>before, I had no problems using my dialup account.
>Can anyone shed ANY light on what's going on?
yes, most cable companys block smb traffic across their networks see if 
you can telnet to the remote box on port 137, 138, and 139 to just 
recieve connect messages if you can then I hve no idea what is going on 
but it sounds like your cable company is blocking traffic.

Jeff Means
meaje at meanspc.com

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