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Old 01-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Cannot access Samba Server Outside Home network.

I am currently running Fedora 17 and I have set up a Samba Server, Web Server, and SSH Server. The Samba server works perfect when I am accessing the shares within my network. When I try to access the Samba shares from the external IP I cannot mount the shares or view them. I do have ports 137-139 and 445 open.

Any Suggestions?

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I think this could be a lot of things but I would start here
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Thank you very much, I believe everything is working correctly.
Old 01-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #4
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I had a problem like this with a remote smb share that I accessed from my laptop. It sometimes worked and other times didn't and eventually I found that certain ISPs were blocking smb somehow. The solution was to ssh tunnel the connection.
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i didnt even know it was possible to connect to a samba share outside of a network.

i use sshfs for this purpose.


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