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Old 05-01-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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what is microsoft-ds?


When I do a netstat -l I get this in the output:

tcp 0 0 *:microsoft-ds *:* LISTEN

what is that? Should I be worried? I have a firewall up that block all but a few ports coming in but allows all outgoing connections.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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This is a SMB port. Are you running Samba?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 12:10 AM   #3
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I would say he/she is running Windows. microsoft-ds is directory services (or netbios I believe)
 
Old 05-02-2004, 02:02 AM   #4
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Yes I am running Samba. No I am running Slack 9.1. I read it was some sort of vulnerability for Windows but I didn't understand why I had it. If it is a Samba thing then it makes sense.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:45 AM   #5
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Samba allows linux systems to support windows file sharing (CIFS/SMB) clients. The windows implementation of this protocol has experienced a number of security problems recently, however SAMBA does not use the same microsoft code and is therefore not vulnerable to these windows exploits.

However if you are not actively using SAMBA, it should be turned off. If you are using SAMBA, it should not be exposed to the internet and should be protected by a firewall unless it is absolutely necessary to do otherwise.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 01:05 PM   #6
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I am using so the friends in my dorm can print to my printer. The school firewall blocks all traffic on the Windows networking ports.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 01:28 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by IRIGHTI
The school firewall blocks all traffic on the Windows networking ports.
this is so students don't share mp3 files...........LOL
you can blame this on the RIAA for sure..........
 
Old 05-03-2004, 09:23 PM   #8
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I enable cups for windows clients to print. I would not enable samba for it.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:24 PM   #9
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look at your /etc/services file. there it attaches a name to a service port. You can edit it and call it whatever you want. That said, it's like has been already posted, it's Samba. If you need it, no worries.

As for printing from the previous post, how do you let other machines print via CUPS without Samba? Didn't know that was possible.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 12:28 AM   #10
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look at your /etc/services file. there it attaches a name to a service port. You can edit it and call it whatever you want. That said, it's like has been already posted, it's Samba. If you need it, no worries.

As for printing from the previous post, how do you let other machines print via CUPS without Samba? Didn't know that was possible.
I am also intrigued. I didn't think there was a CUPS for Windows.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 09:37 AM   #11
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I think he meant that he uses CUPS to allow his Windows clients to print on the network to the printer. CUPS probably runs on his *nix system. The name says it all: Common UNIX Printing System. I still think you need Samba though. I could be wrong.....

Side note: I finally got the girlfriend completely off my box and using her PowerBook all thanks to CUPS/Samba!!!
 
  


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