[Samba] Use Samba on an other port than 137-139?

Andre de Koning andre at vippayroll.co.za
Thu Sep 18 13:34:41 GMT 2003

I don't really have the answer for you but I personally can't see how you
could change it as the windows workstations will still try to use the
services on the original ports (I would assume that's hardcoded as it's part
of a standard) and would just not be able to find your samba server any
more.  I am convinced there must be a way to make samba work on different
ports but am also convinced samba would then be useless to you.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+andre=vippayroll.co.za at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+andre=vippayroll.co.za at lists.samba.org]On Behalf
Of Oliver.Burkhalter at gs-vbs.admin.ch
Sent: 18 September 2003 03:24
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Use Samba on an other port than 137-139?


I would like to ask you if its possible to run Samba on an other port than
I tried once to edit the "/etc/services" File.

The lines:

netbios-ns	137/tcp
netbios-ns	137/udp
netbios-dgm	138/tcp
netbios-dgm	138/udp
netbios-ssn	139/tcp
netbios-ssn	139/udp

I changed it to:

netbios-ns	6998/tcp
netbios-ns	6998/udp
netbios-dgm	6999/tcp
netbios-dgm	6999/udp
netbios-ssn	7000/tcp
netbios-ssn	7000/udp

but I`m now not sure if Samba runs really on these ports...?
I hope you can help me.

Yours sincerely

My system: Sun Solaris 8 / SPARCstation 20
Samba version: 2.2.8a

My email: olimination at web.de

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