[Samba] Re: samba, RedHat and Windows XP Home
rramstad at alum.mit.edu
Tue Feb 10 18:37:44 GMT 2004
It never fails. I've been beating my head against the wall on this for
a couple of weeks, send email to the list, and then the solution
occurs... apparently this machine is running a default iptables
firewall, and for some reason unknown to me -- but presumably known to
the good samba folks -- the combination of Windows XP and Samba 3.0.x
will not work in this situation even though Windows 98SE and Samba 2.2.7
were completely happy with the firewall running.
I know the FAQ mentions testing without a firewall, and that's how I
caught this, but it might not be intuitive to people when upgrading from
98SE to XP and/or from 2.2.7 to 3.0.x that an existing firewall
configuration may no longer work.
I hope this helps someone else out.
(If anyone has a nice iptables config that allows LAN access
(192.168.0.x) to all ports, WAN access only to SSH, and disallows
everything else, I'd love a copy... seems like the only way to
semi-lock things down given that I'm not sure what XP and Samba 3.0.x
Bob Ramstad wrote:
> Howdy. I'm running samba-3.0.2-2 (from the binaries on samba.org) on
> a RedHat 9 box with kernel 2.4.20-28.9.
> I can access shares from my Windows XP Home box, but the performance
> isn't very good. When I looked into this, I discovered that
> apparently the connections are getting dropped, over and over again,
> which causes a lot more work, I'm sure. Here's a snippet from my main
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