[Samba] Re: Connecting to Samba from an external subnet
sambauser at katehok.ac93.org
Fri Oct 8 02:26:25 GMT 2004
Gary Green wrote:
> I'm new to samba, but I've been reading a few guides and I think I have
> it set up somewhat correct. Connecting to it via linux or windows on
> the local lan is no problem, as long as the personal firewall settings
> are allowing it.
> Problem is I still can't get any computer off the LAN to connect to it.
> At first I thought maybe it was the server's firewall settings, so I
> pretty much dropped all protection and made it as open as possible:
> $IPTABLES -P INPUT ACCEPT
> $IPTABLES -F INPUT
> $IPTABLES -P OUTPUT ACCEPT
> $IPTABLES -F OUTPUT
> $IPTABLES -P FORWARD DROP
> $IPTABLES -F FORWARD
> Obviously a security risk, but I just wanted to find the problem.
> Unfortunately this didn't solve the problem. I didn't see much about
> what I can set in smb.conf to address external networks. The only thing
> I added was "hosts allow = ALL" but again, no luck.
> Is there something specific I need to do to make samba work over the
> Thanks for any help
Does your Samba listen on "off the LAN" interface? Check your
"interfaces" and "bind interfaces only" parameters in smb.conf
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