[Samba] Re: Mounting through my ISP works/doesn't work.. Verizon Avenueproblems... :-(

Jeff Umbach jeff at hangar-eleventeen.com
Fri Apr 30 20:54:27 GMT 2004

A big reason would be that lots of worms propagate via netbios ports so they
block those.  Mounting samba shares over the Internet without VPN protection
is a very foolish task.

"James Saxon" <james at saxon.com> wrote in message
> Hi,
> I HAD Verizon ONLINE.  I was ABLE to mount samba served machines from the
internet...  eg \\strange.dreamhost.com\ from my XP box.
> I switched to Verizon AVENUE.  Now I can't.  (When I go through a VPN,
though, I am able to mount the directory going around Verizon
> Avenue's network)
> I'm thinking this is a port restriction that Verizon Avenue has going on.
> I'm trying to explain to the verizon avenue engineers what's going on here
but I don't know how to further diagnose the problem.  I
> don't know the ports needed or what protocols it's using...
> Any assistance would be most excellent!
> Thanks
> James Saxon
> jsaxon at spamcop.net
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