[Samba] Samba on my machine wi

Geoff Scott geoffs at guestshire.com
Mon Jan 31 06:03:33 GMT 2005


I run Konfabulator under OS X 10.3.7 with a proxy connection to the internet
and I use an IP address identifier widget. It shows from time to time
incoming and outgoing traffic on a Samba server(s). This appearance is
extremely brief. I don¹t know anything about Samba and have never knowingly
used it on my machine. Can you fill me in on this? Is this malicious

Mac OS X as you probably know is based on a version of *NIX.  Therefore it
runs Samba (windows OS file sharing & printing ++ software), albeit a
nastily hacked up version according to some team members.  Do you have
windows file sharing turned on? If you don't need it, turn it off and
firewall those ports. Do you access windows servers? Perhaps this software
of yours is reporting both types of windows file sharing servers as "Samba".
Without knowing what your environment is probably no one can answer that
question about it being malicious activity.....

Regards Geoff

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