[Samba] Firewall piercing - The Specified network name is
terabite at bigpond.com
Thu Feb 10 00:58:32 GMT 2005
From: samba-bounces+terabite=bigpond.com at lists.samba.org
Sent: Thursday, 10 February 2005 9:27 AM
To: Paul Gienger
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Firewall piercing - The Specified network name is
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Paul Gienger wrote:
> > >You're confusing the sides of the firewall.
> > >The restrictive security policies are on the side of the clients I work
> > >for. THEIR firewalls are often quite restrictive.
> > >
> > >
> > Ok, I've almost responded at least a couple times, but this is getting
> > ludicrious now. If they're restrictive on their side, then how the hell
> > do you plan on getting out with your traffic???
> Why would they restrict OUTGOING SMB/CIFS traffic?
At a minimum to prevent saturation of the outbound link with pointless SMB
broadcast packets but much more importantly to avoid having some lowlife
from enumerating the internal systems names etc by taking apart the packets.
Only a certifiable looney would jack a real windows LAN directly into the
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