perfect -- thank you!
I was shocked to receive an answer so quickly. Thanks so much, michaelk. And the router is Linksys, by the way, though I guess it doesn't matter.
It took me a little bit to implement this fix, so in case anyone else needs it (or in case I've done something blindingly stupid), here is what I entered into the ports area (click "Advanced"):
137/udp 138/udp 139/udp 443/udp 137/tcp 138/tcp 139/tcp
I'm very new to network security things, especially in Linux, so I apologize that I wasn't able to figure out what file was actually changed by the "drakfirewall" wizard. In the scripts I've seen elsewhere in this forum, I think there will be lines "tcp_ports=" and "udp_ports=", but I don't know.
I think the only one necessary might be "139/tcp". I don't actually know what any of these things do, but when I leave that as the only one on the line and restart samba, I can still view and modify files as before the firewall.
Last edited by arete1969; 04-06-2004 at 11:23 PM.