[Samba] Browsing shares

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 07:41:00 MDT 2010

I think the ports in question will be
     137-139 and 445

Or even 139 and 445 should be sufficient.     But I would make sure the 
firewall rules only allow access on those ports for the samba server IP's.

Browsing over the internet seems a little unreliable.  Remote users may 
want to know the name/ip of the samba machine and the specific shares.  
Actually, I think accessing samba shares over the internet will have 
poor performance-  I don't think "windows file sharing" was designed 
with  "slow" Internet/WAN connections in mind.

On 10/13/2010 03:52 AM, Derek Lewis wrote:
> I have a question regarding firewall settings and share browsing.  I have
> set-up my firewall to allow the usual ports for Samba to work and I would
> like to control the connections used for providing Windows with share
> browsing.
> I currently have a range of ports opened to allow browsing as described in
> the documentation, and Samba shares are browseable and accessable.  Can I
> restrict/specify the port to a small range or single port?  Would this just
> be a matter of a hosts allow (with ports) added to the $IPC share?

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