Samba-Client blocked by firewall

Hannes Lück spam at
Sat Apr 7 13:35:35 GMT 2007

Hey PhB,

I'm using yast to configure my firewall. In the firewall modul of yast I 
opened the ports 137 138 193 (tcp and udp) in the "extern zone" and 
in "demilitarized zone". Unfortunately the firewall still blocks the 
samba-client. Is it maybe possible to reset the firewall back to the standard 
settings? Maybe this could help.



Am Samstag, 7. April 2007 schrieben Sie:
> Hannes,
> I have OpenSuSE 10.0, which is a similar configuration. Indeed, looking
> in Yast reveals there's no way to configure the firewall explicitly for
> a samba *client*. I suppose you are using yast to configure your
> firewall ? If so, try enabling for your network interface going on your
> local network (in the 'zone' typically called 'Internal Zone' or
> 'Demilitarized Zone' in Yast) via the button called 'Advanced' all TCP
> and UDP ports 137,138 and 139.
> Or in the other case, which firewall technology are you using ? iptables
> ? In that case, how does your script look like ?
> I have to say that I am not convinced this will help, because it seems
> rather bizarre that the SuSE firewall wouldn't even allow connections
> being established even if initiated from the machine itself. Knowing
> (/supposing ?) that the samba servers don't open connections on their
> own initiative towards the clients (only *if* they would, my suggestion
> would help you further, eventually)
> Hope this helps,
> PhB
> Hannes Lück wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I've installed openSUSE 10.2 on my computer. In the same network group of
> > my computer are two more computers on witch WinXP is installed. The
> > problem is that I can't access the shares on the WinXP computers from my
> > linux computer.
> >
> >When I temporary switch of the suse firewall I have access on the WinXp
> >shares. So it's sure that the firewall on my linux computer blocks the
> >samba-client. Unfortunately I don't know how to configure the firewall so
> >that the samba-client would be allowed to connect to other computers. In
> > the firewall modul of yast I may only allow to open connections to the
> > samba-server. I already searched for some help in some German linux
> > forums but until now noone could help me to solve the problem.
> >
> >I'd be very glad to get some help.
> >
> >THX
> >
> >
> >Hannes

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