[Samba] Re: SUSE 10.0 and firewall

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

Assuming you have allowed the default Samba ports I think your issue lies
in name resolution of your samba server from Windows (if you aren't
running WINS).  NetBIOS broadcast is most likely still blocked.

Here is some info from Novell fairly recently..

Here is more info

Hope this helps,

> 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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