[Samba] The network path was not found.

Hef hef+samba at pbrfrat.com
Wed Apr 10 21:39:19 MDT 2013

Looking at the dns srv records samba4 creates, I don't see any that cover
what smbd is using.

Does anyone have a reference for what srv records affect what ports windows
looks for for registering with a domain?

How do I change the ports smbd is using?

I know there is a way, because \\live.sysinternals.com\Tools works through
the comcast filtered ports.


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Chris Weiss <cweiss at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Hef <hef+samba at pbrfrat.com> wrote:
>> After doing an nmap scan and some googling, I discovered Comcast, One of
>> my
>> ISPs, blocks outgoing ports 135, 139, and 445.
>> Does anyone know a good way around those ports being blocked?
>> Can I reassign them in samba, and then update srv records to match?
> yes, use a VPN.  smb over the wide internet is not a great idea.  it's a
> good thing that your ISP blocks those ports, it prevents viruses from
> spreading over their networks, as well as reducing traffic from infected
> machines trying to hack into machines that are not properly firewalled.

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