Samba: port not open
I am trying to get a Samba server going on home linux machine (Red Hat 9) named "boneset".
Having, as far as I can tell, configured Samba properly on boneset, if I look at it from a second linux box (named "yarrow" and running RH7.3, both on home network) with nmap, nmap shows all ports from 135-140 are closed on boneset.
(Samba is running okay on yarrow and from boneset nmap announces that 139 is open on yarrow, and in fact I can use Samba on boneset to browse yarrow.)
Does this mean that the ports have not been opened because of some security settings which I don't know about, or is it just telling me in a different way that the Samba server isn't working right?
To re-ask the question backwards :-) would having Samba running right automatically open port 139?
Obviously, I am asking if I should approach this as a firewall problem or a Samba problem.