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Old 01-08-2007, 07:55 AM   #1
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Problem using Samba

I am using ClarkConnect and want to share some files with my Windows computer. When the ClarkConnect firewall is enabled, I cannot connect to the ClarkConnect box. If I disable the ClarkConnect firewall, I am immediately able to see all the files I have shared with Samba.

I have opened up ports 135, 137-139, and 445 both TCP and UDP. From what I have read, these are the only ports I should need to open, but it still is not working. Are there any ports that I am missing or what could be the cause?

Thanks for any help.
Old 01-08-2007, 08:21 AM   #2
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Have you verified that the ports are indeed open (ie used "nmap", or "telnet" to the ports)?
The ports you mentioned should have done the trick (they seem to be the default ones).
Maybe you need to check your samba config to see if those ports are used indeed and if they're not routed to some other - non-privileged - port.

See for instance
(SMB = protocol used in Samba)

Last edited by timmeke; 01-08-2007 at 08:46 AM.
Old 01-15-2007, 01:52 AM   #3
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ClarkConnect & smb

Hi 37Seconds
First of what version are you using & what is your config of your system?
Do you have webmin installed on the system?
It can be that your smb setup is on the wrong nic on your box.

on Version 3.2 have a look in /etc/samba/smb.conf you should have something like this
bind interfaces only = yes
interfaces = eth1 eth2
make sure that your internal nic is in that list.
also make sure that your firewall is setup correctly: 1 internal, 1 external.

hope this help.


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