[Samba] Newbie: Samba and Networks

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jan 23 07:06:36 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 10:32, mwestern at sola.com.au wrote:
> sounds like you have bitten off a big chunk...   first of all, can you map
> the drive on the local network?   you need port 135 open across all your
> routers/firewalls, and i'm guessing if it's a real firewall 135 will
> definitly be closed...   

135 is not required for drive mapping, nor name resolution.  It is the
DCERPC endpoint mapper port.

> if this is just a once off thing, or not used much have you considered using
> winscp?  it's a remote/local copy freebie that uses ssh.   i use it quite a
> bit when i can't be bothered using samba, or it's a brand new box...
> i'm assuming you use ssh here not telnet?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sims, Steve [mailto:Steve.Sims at KBM1.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 4:02 AM
> To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
> Subject: [Samba] Newbie: Samba and Networks
> Folks,
> Installing samba 2.2.8a on a Solaris 2.8 machine for the purpose of mounting
> shared Unix file systems on W2K clients.
> Completed basic install, and tested OK on the same network.
> However, when the W2K boxes are on a separate network, mapping the drive or
> using net use on the W2K box results in the dreaded "The network path was
> not found." message..  Traffic travels through at least four routers and two
> firewalls between the W2K box and the Solaris server.  Physically, these
> machines are in different cities.  I can ping both ways using ports 137-139,
> and 445.  Ftp and telnet work fine.

CIFS between different cities is always going to be painful, to say the
least.  I think the ports are correct, but how are you doing name
resolution?   Only IP or DNS names are going to make sense here.

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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