[Samba] Re: SUSE 10.0 and firewall

Ryan Kather rkather at missionpenguin.com
Thu Jan 19 13:31:15 GMT 2006

> Hi Robert,
> The Samba computer, and the Win XP computer that are on the LAN, both
> sit behind a firewall.
> So, it sounds like I don't need to have the firewall active at all on
> the Linux box. I guess because I have always had a firewall on any Win
> boxes (acting as an 'application' firewall, to enable/disable requests
> going out from various software), that I just followed that pattern
> and setup the firewall on the Linux box.
> (Sometimes even Firefox goes to sites like newsrss.bbc.co.uk, and I
> block that from the Win firewall, ... it just eats up bandwidth
> otherwise).
> So, as long as it is safe to disable the firewall completely, if that
> will fix the Samba problem, then that's okay. (Still it must just be a
> port that Samba needs to have open ?? ).
> Thanks for your help,
> Oygle
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