[Samba] SUSE 10.0 and firewall

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Thu Jan 19 08:35:13 GMT 2006

normally a samba server should stand behind a firewall, so you dont need 
  a firewall turned on until you dont expect attacks from inside your 
In case your samba is running on the firewall machine itself, use the
suse firewall model with external dmz and internal zone with yast.
You can have more advanced firewall features with editing the firewall 
stuff in  /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2 and restart rcSuSEfirewall2
so read the faqs about suse firewall and yast.
Note, that every distro Firewall ( kernel 2.4 2.6 ) is based
on iptabels, so yast or else are only interfaces to make users happy
with iptables.
So you dont need the susefirewall, you can use either an other iptables 
interface like i.e. shorewall ore else or write your own script.
There are many examples online for iptables.
Best Regards

Oygle schrieb:
> Using Samba 9client and serve) installed on a SUSE Linux, version 10.0
> I have read various Samba documents, and it appears that to use samba
> from a Linux box, I need to first turn off the firewall, use samba,
> then turn the firewall on again.
> Is this just a SUSE thing, or is it a Samba problem in general ?
> Oygle

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Best Regards
Robert Schetterer

Munich / Bavaria / Germany

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