[Samba] Windows drive mapping using alternate port

Günter Kukkukk linux at kukkukk.com
Thu Feb 6 12:53:21 MST 2014

Am 06.02.2014 20:22, schrieb Kris Springer:
> Help.  I've got an Ubuntu server running fine with Samba.  I can connect
> remotely using an iPhone app using an alternate port number that I've
> configured to NAT to port 445 through my firewall.  But, my ISP has blocked
> port 445 for security reasons and I have no way of Mapping a drive in a
> remote Windows machine because port 445 is blocked and there doesn't seem to
> be any way to edit it or use an alternative port number.  I was hoping
> there's a client software that could resolve this, or some other way of
> remotely mapping shares to my server.  I do not have any local machines
> inside the server local network, all the users are remote and work from
> home.  Right now we're utilizing a cloud share provider but we want to bring
> everything in-house but I can't seem to get this to work.  L
> Thanks.
> Kris

Hi Kris,

due to millions of misconfigured windows machines, nearly all ISPs
block all ports used by the SMB protocol.

So a good way to workaround this is to tunnel all traffic.
For example see:
Sure, the client must also support this...

Cheers, Günter


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