[Samba] security=server, port 445 and winnt

sharif islam sharif.islam at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 21:25:29 GMT 2005

This is man smb.conf
            smb ports (G)
              Specifies  which ports the server should listen on for
SMB traffic.
              Default: smb ports = 445 139
So I guess you can just smb ports = 139.

On 12/2/05, Bryan K. Wright <bryan at ayesha.phys.virginia.edu> wrote:
> Hi folks,
>         I'm running several samba servers that use "security=
> server" and "password server" to point authentications to a
> WinNT pdc.  Snooping at the network traffic, I find that
> the samba server initially tries to connect to the WinNT
> server through port 445 (which fails), then reverts to 139
> (which succeeds).  I know it's possible to use the
> "samba ports" parameter to control which ports the samba
> server listens on, but this seems to have no effect on which
> ports are used to talk to the password server.
>         I'd like to tell the samba server not to try port
> 445, since the failover seems to add a few seconds to the
> time necessary for clients to establish a connection to the
> samba server.
>         Any ideas?  BTW, the samba version is 3.0.20.
>                                         Thanks,
>                                         Bryan
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